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Bulletin: Senators Sign Forward Isbister To A 1-Year Contract

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has signed forward Brad Isbister to a one-year, two-way contract.

The 10-year National Hockey League veteran spent the 2007-08 campaign playing for the Vancouver Canucks, where he recorded six goals and five assists in 55 games. He also added 38 penalty minutes.

The 31-year-old Edmonton native was the third-round choice (67th overall) of the Winnipeg Jets in the 1995 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in 1997-98 with Phoenix, playing in 66 games with the Coyotes in his rookie season.

Isbister has recorded 222 points (106-116) while accumulating 615 penalty minutes in 541 career NHL games with Phoenix, the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and Vancouver. He has also tallied one goal, two assists and 33 penalty minutes in 18 career playoff games.

Internationally, Isbister skated with his native Canada at the 2000 and 2001 world championships. In nine games at the 2000 tournament, he ranked third on the team in scoring with seven points (four goals and three assists). He also led Team Canada in scoring with seven points in seven games at the 1997 world junior championship and helped his team capture a gold medal.

BRAD ISBISTER, Left wing, shoots right, 6’4”, 225 lbs.
Born: May 7, 1977 (Edmonton)
Drafted: Winnipeg’s third-round pick, 67th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Transactions: Traded to N.Y. Islanders by Phoenix with Phoenix’s third-round choice (Brian Collins) in 1999 NHL Entry Draft for Robert Reichel, N.Y. Islanders’ third-round choice (Jason Jaspers) in 1999 NHL Entry Draft and Ottawa’s fourth-round choice (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Preston Mizzi) in 1999 NHL Entry Draft on 3/20/99. Traded to Edmonton by N.Y. Islanders with Raffi Torres for Janne Niinimaa and Washington’s second-round choice (previously acquired, N.Y. Islanders selected Evgeni Tunik) in 2003 NHL Entry Draft on 3/11/03. Signed as a free agent by Innsbruck (Austria) on 2/12/05. Traded to Boston by Edmonton for Boston’s fourth-round choice (later traded back to Boston, then to San Jose, who San Jose selected James Delory) in 2006 NHL Entry Draft on 8/1/05. Signed as a free agent by Carolina on 8/30/06. Traded to N.Y. Rangers by Carolina for Jakub Petruzalek and future considerations on 11/21/06. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver on 7/3/07.
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