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Dal Colle, Ho-Sang agree to terms with Islanders

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Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang each agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Islanders on Monday.

Dal Colle (two years) and Ho-Sang (one year) were restricted free agents. Financial terms were not released.

Dal Colle, a 23-year-old forward, had seven points (three goals, four assists) in 28 regular-season games with the Islanders last season and no points in one Stanley Cup Playoff game. The No. 5 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft has seven points in 32 regular-season games and is expected to compete for a roster spot with the Islanders this season. 

"Right now, there's some spots open," coach Barry Trotz said. "I think last year, Michael Dal Colle was a guy that a lot of people were saying, 'You know, I don't know if he's going to be able to play in the National Hockey League.' Now, I think he's getting it. He's looking like a player that's going to play in the National Hockey League and be very effective. He's got good hands, he's a big body (6-foot-3, 204 pounds) and I think he's got his confidence back."

Ho-Sang, a 23-year-old forward, had two points (one goal, one assist) in 10 regular-season games with the Islanders last season and 43 points (eight goals, 35 assists) in 56 games with Bridgeport of the American Hockey League. He had two points (one goal, one assist) in five Calder Cup Playoff games.

Selected in the first round (No. 28) of the 2014 draft, Ho-Sang has 24 points (seven goals, 17 assists) in 53 regular-season games.

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