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Gruden Named Assistant Coach

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The New York Islanders announced today that John Gruden has been named Assistant Coach.  

Gruden, 48, has served as the Head Coach for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League for the past two seasons. Last year, with the Bulldogs he won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL Champions. Along with winning the J. Ross Robertson Cup, Hamilton finished with the best record in the OHL Eastern Conference, 43-18-4-3. Gruden finished with an overall coaching record of 76-45-8-7.  

Prior to coaching the Bulldogs, Gruden served as Head Coach for the Flint Firebirds (OHL) during the 2015-16 season. 

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Islanders Agree to Terms With Pulock on Two-Year Contract

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The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Ryan Pulock has agreed to terms on a two-year contract. 

Pulock, 23, played in 68 games last season with the Islanders, setting career high numbers with 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points. He finished second on the team in defensemen scoring and tied for first in goals (10). Pulock has played in a total of 84 NHL games and has 36 points (12 goals and 24 assists). In six Stanley Cup playoff games, Pulock has three points (one goal and two assists).  

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New York Islanders Transactions

A running feed of New York Islanders transactions

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A running feed of New York Islanders transactions:

July 16: Devon Toews agreed to terms on a two-year contract.

July 16: Kyle Burroughs agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract (NHL/AHL).

July 9: Ross Johnston agreed to terms on a four-year contract.

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Islanders Agree to Terms With Burroughs on Two-Year Contract

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The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Kyle Burroughs has agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract.

Burroughs has played the past four seasons with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In 186 games played, the 23-year-old has 59 points (11 goals and 48 assists) and had a +9 rating. Last season, Burroughs had a career year with 25 points (six goals and 19 assists in 75 games. The 6'0, 203 pound defenseman has played 18 career games in the ECHL with the Missouri Mavericks, totaling seven points (1 goal and six assists).

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Islanders Agree to Terms With Toews on Two-Year Contract

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The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Devon Toews has agreed to terms on a two-year contract.

Toews has spent the past two seasons in the American Hockey League and scored 67 points (13 goals and 54 assists) in 106 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He was named to the AHL's All-Rookie team at the completion of the 2016-17 season where he led all rookie defensemen in scoring and finished fourth in the league amongst all defensemen. Toews represented the Sound Tigers at the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic and won the fastest skater competition.

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PHOTOS: Sparky at YMCA Huntington

Sparky the Dragon was at the Huntington YMCA Street Hockey event on July 5, 2018

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Street Hockey Program: Queens Community House - Ozone Park

The Islanders Street Hockey Program visited Queens Community House - Ozone Park on July 13

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Islanders Street Hockey Update

Queens Community House, Ozone Park - Friday, July 13, 2018

Campers at the QCH's Ozone Park location began their installment of Islanders Street Hockey today. Over 90 campers welcomed Islanders staff and mascot Sparky to teach them the fundamentals of the game. Students learned the importance of perfecting their passing, ball control, and shooting skills before facing off in tournament style games. Each player also had the chance to show off their offensive moves against Sparky in an one-on-one shootout. For many players this was the first time picking up a hockey stick. "Most of our campers have never seen hockey on television let alone played the game," said one camp counselor, "For the Islanders to bring a program like this into our space is great to open the kids eyes to a new sport and a new opportunity." Upon hearing that there was no official NHL play during summer a camper exclaimed, "I can't wait for October!"

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Beauviller Looking to Spike Alzheimer's

Islanders forward raising money for Alzheimer's research with charity Spikeball tournament

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Anthony Beauvillier remembers a lot about his grandfather.  

Jean Cardin was a man with a big laugh, who was always drawn towards the water. When Beauvillier thinks back on their time together, splashing around with him and hearing that hearty laugh is what rushes back first.

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Johnston Agrees to Terms on Four-Year Contract

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The New York Islanders announced today that forward Ross Johnston agreed to terms on a four-year contract. 

Johnston, 24, scored six points (three goals, three assists) in 24 games with the Islanders last season. The Charlottetown, PEI, native also recorded 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 38 games with the Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

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Kovar Agrees to Terms on One-Year Contract

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The New York Islanders announced today that forward Jan Kovar has agreed to terms on a one-year contract. 

Kovar, 28, played the last five seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League with Magnitogorsk Metallurg, averaging over a point per game with 286 points (97 goals and 189 assists) in 285 games played. He matched career years in the 2013-14 (54 games played) and 2014-15 season (60 games played) with 68 points.

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