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Islanders sign Matt Moulson to extension

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The New York Islanders announced Thursday that forward Matt Moulson, a potential unrestricted free agent this summer has agreed to terms on a three-year contract.

Moulson, 27, has 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists) in 49 games this season, his second with the Islanders.

"Extremely excited to have another three years with a great organization," Moulson said via his Twitter account. "I love (Long Island) and am honored to be a part of this team."

The North York, Ont., native led the Islanders in goals last season with 30 while establishing career highs in assists (18), points (48) and games played (82). Moulson has yet to miss a game through his two seasons with the Islanders, currently leading the team with 131 consecutive games played.

Moulson was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the ninth round (No. 263) of the 2003 Entry Draft. After four seasons at Cornell, he began his professional career in 2006 with the American Hockey League affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, the Manchester Monarchs. In each of the following three seasons with the Monarchs, Moulson tallied more than 45 points. 

Moulson had been the subject of trade rumors as he approached free agency.

"From the get go, I told both sides -- my agent and [GM] Garth Snow -- where I wanted to be," he told Newsday. "I didn't want to go into free agency. So there was a commitment from both sides. I want to be a part of the group that turns this back into a winning franchise.

"I won't be satisfied until we bring home the Stanley Cup Championship."
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