The Islanders have signed forward Tim Jackman to a one-year contract extension. Jackman, currently in his second season with the Islanders, has four goals and two assists for six points and 133 penalty minutes in 57 games this season. He has already established new career-highs in games played, goals, points, penalty minutes and shots this season. The contract runs through the 2009-10 season.
"Tim earned this extension by showing his willingness to do whatever is necessary to help the Islanders succeed," said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow. "We know Tim is excited about being an Islander next season and we’re just as excited to have him back."
Jackman (6-4, 210 lbs.) has played in 125 career NHL games and has scored six goals with seven assists for 13 points and 237 penalty minutes. He has played in 93 games as a member of the Islanders and has scored five goals and five assists for 10 points during the course of his two seasons with the club. Jackman has also played in 12 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League this season and scored six goals with one assist for seven points and 35 penalty minutes.
Jackman, a native of Minot, ND, originally signed with the Islanders as a free agent on July 5, 2007 and signed his first extension with the team last June. He has also spent time in the Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings organizations. He was drafted by the Blue Jackets in the second round (38th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.