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Dennis Seidenberg agrees to terms with Islanders

Veteran defenseman gets one-year contract, would have been unrestricted free agent July 1 @NHLdotcom

Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg agreed to terms on a one-year contract to remain with the New York Islanders on Monday.

Financial terms were not released, but Newsday reported Seidenberg will receive $1.25 million, a $250,000 raise from this season.

Seidenberg, 35, who would have become an unrestricted free agent July 1, had 22 points (five goals, 17 assists) and led the Islanders with a plus-25 rating in 73 games. He was second on the Islanders in blocked shots (146) and fourth in hits (154), and averaged 19:25 of ice time in his first season with New York.

A sixth-round pick (No. 172) of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 NHL Draft, Seidenberg has 246 points (44 goals, 202 assists) in 831 NHL games with the Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and Islanders. He won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011.

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