Skip to main content
The Official Site of the New York Islanders

Gibson Agrees To One-Year Deal

Finnish goaltender made his NHL debut with the Islanders in 2015-16

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today, goaltender Christopher Gibson has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal.

Gibson, 24, made his National Hockey League debut with the Islanders in 2015-16, appearing in four games during his first year with the organization. He earned his first NHL victory on April 5, 2016 against the Washington Capitals, which clinched the Islanders' 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff berth. Last season, Gibson posted a 6-0-0 record with a 2.52 goals-against-average and .912 save percentage in seven games with the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.   

View More

Islanders Name Buchberger Assistant Coach

Former Asst. Coach and VP Player Development with Edmonton joins Islanders Staff

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today that Kelly Buchberger will serve as an Assistant Coach under Head Coach Doug Weight. 

Buchberger served as Vice President of Player Development for the Edmonton Oilers last season, after spending the previous two seasons as the club's Manager of Player Personnel. The Langenburg, Saskatchewan native spent six seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Oilers from 2008-2014. He also served one season as Head Coach of Edmonton's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springield Falcons. 

View More

Gudlevskis Agrees To Terms

Recently acquired goaltender signs one-year deal

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal. The Islanders had acquired Gudlevskis from the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 1 in exchange for forward Carter Verhaeghe.

Gudlevskis, 24, posted a 15-10-7-4 (W-L-OTL-SOL) record last season with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .897 save percentage in 37 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. The Aizkraukle, Latvia, native also appeared in one National Hockey League game last season with the Lightning. 

View More

Islanders Sign Lafranchise To Two-Way Deal

Defenseman set AHL career highs in goals, assists and plus-minus with Bridgeport last season

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with defenseman Kane Lafranchise on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal.   

Lafranchise, 29, notched American Hockey League career highs in goals (five) and points (21) and tied a career-best 16 assists in his first full season with Bridgeport in 2016-17. A native of Edmonton, AB, Lafranchise also led the Sound Tigers with a plus-17 rating, which was also a career high.

View More

Islanders Sign Helgeson

US-born defenseman joins Islanders after playing the last three years with New Jersey

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with defenseman Seth Helgeson on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal.
Helgeson, 26, scored one goal and posted 15 penalty minutes in nine games with the New Jersey Devils last season. The Faribault, MN, native added nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 48 American Hockey League games with the Albany Devils.

New Jersey selected Helgeson in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Draft. He's scored four points (one goal, three assists) with a plus-1 rating in 50 career NHL games with the Devils and added 38 points (seven goals, 31 assists) with a plus-43 rating in 218 AHL games with Albany.

Prior to his professional career, Helgeson played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Minnesota after two seasons with the Sioux City Muskateers of the United States Hockey League.

View More

Islanders Acquire Gudlevskis

Verhaeghe traded to Tampa for Latvian goaltender

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have acquired goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Carter Verhaeghe.

Gudlevskis, 24, posted a 15-10-7-4 (W-L-OTL-SOL) record last season with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .897 save percentage in 37 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. The Aizkraukle, Latvia, native also appeared in one National Hockey League game last season with the Lightning. 

View More

Islanders Acquire Three Draft Picks

Trade Hamonic and Fourth-Round Pick to Calgary

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have acquired three draft picks from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Travis Hamonic and a fourth-round selection.

The Islanders' sent Hamonic and a fourth-round pick in either 2019 or 2020 to Calgary in exchange for a 2018 first-round pick, a 2018 second-round pick and a second-round pick in either 2019 or 2020 (which associates with the fourth round pick the Islanders select to send to Calgary).

Hamonic, 26, scored 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 49 games last season. A native of St. Malo, MB, Hamonic has 146 points (26 goals, 120 assists) in 444 career games over seven seasons with the Islanders. The Islanders selected Hamonic in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.

View More

Bernier Agrees To Two-Year Deal

Forward Signs Two-Way (NHL/AHL) Contract

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders PR

The New York Islanders announced today that Steve Bernier has agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal.

Bernier scored 26 points (16 goals, 10 assists) in 33 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League last season. 

View More

Islanders Name Gomez Assistant Coach

Two-Time Stanley Cup Champion Joins Coaching Staff

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today that Scott Gomez has been named an Assistant Coach. Gomez retired from hockey at the completition of the 2015-16 season and will begin his coaching career with the Islanders this upcoming season.  

His 16-year NHL career included a Calder Memorial Trophy in 1999-00 as the league's top rookie, as well as two Stanley Cup Championships with the New Jersey Devils (2000, 2003). A two-time NHL All-Star, Gomez scored 756 points (181 goals, 575 assists) in 1,079 career regular-season games with the Devils, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators. In 2003-04, Gomez led the NHL in assists (56, tied with Martin St. Louis). 

View More

Soderstrom Agrees To Entry-Level Deal

Goaltender won 2017 SHL Championship

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today that Linus Soderstrom has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level deal.

Soderstrom, 20, backstopped HV71 to the 2017 Swedish Hockey League Championship, starting all 16 playoff games and posting a 12-4 record with a 2.11 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage. In 22 regular-season games, the Stockholm, Sweden, native posted a 1.34 goals-against average with a .943 save percentage. The SHL rookie posted the best goals-against average in the league.

View More