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2008–09 New York Islanders · NHL
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 15th Eastern
2008–09 record 26-47-9
Home record 17-18-6
Road record 9-29-3
Goals for 201
Goals against 279
General Manager Garth Snow
Coach Scott Gordon
Captain Bill Guerin (Oct-Mar)
Vacant (Mar- )
Alternate captains Richard Park
Mike Sillinger
Doug Weight
Brendan Witt
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Team Leaders
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The 2008–09 New York Islanders season was the 36th season of the franchise. On April 14, 2009, the Islanders won the NHL Draft Lottery, gaining the number one overall draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Regular season[]

Divisional standings[]

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
y-New Jersey Devils 82 51 27 4 244 209 106
x-Pittsburgh Penguins 82 45 28 9 264 239 99
x-Philadelphia Flyers 82 44 27 11 264 238 99
x-New York Rangers 82 43 30 9 210 218 95
e-New York Islanders 82 26 47 9 201 279 61

Conference standings[]

Eastern Conference GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
z-Boston Bruins * 82 53 19 10 274 196 116
y-Washington Capitals * 82 50 24 8 272 245 108
y-New Jersey Devils * 82 51 27 4 244 209 106
x-Pittsburgh Penguins 82 45 28 9 264 239 99
x-Philadelphia Flyers 82 44 27 11 264 238 99
x-Carolina Hurricanes 82 45 30 7 239 226 97
x-New York Rangers 82 43 30 9 210 218 95
x-Montreal Canadiens 82 41 30 11 249 247 93
e-Florida Panthers 82 41 30 11 234 231 93
e-Buffalo Sabres 82 41 32 9 250 234 91
e-Ottawa Senators 82 36 35 11 217 237 83
e-Toronto Maple Leafs 82 34 35 13 250 293 81
e-Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 41 6 257 280 76
e-Tampa Bay Lightning 82 24 40 18 210 279 66
e-New York Islanders 82 26 47 9 201 279 61

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, z - clinched best conference record, e - eliminated from playoff contention

* – division leader

Game log[]

2008–09 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[]

The New York Islanders did not qualify for the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Player stats[]

Skaters[]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Streit, MarkMark Streit 74 16 40 56 +6 62
Okposo, KyleKyle Okposo 65 18 21 39 -6 36
Weight, DougDoug Weight 53 10 28 38 -15 55
Guerin, BillBill Guerin 61 16 20 36 -15 63
Nielsen, FransFrans Nielsen 59 9 24 33 -4 18
Park, RichardRichard Park 71 14 17 31 -13 34
Hunter, TrentTrent Hunter 55 14 17 31 -8 41
Hilbert, AndyAndy Hilbert 67 11 16 27 -3 22
Comeau, BlakeBlake Comeau 53 7 18 25 -17 32
Bailey, JoshJosh Bailey 68 7 18 25 -14 16
Bergenheim, SeanSean Bergenheim 59 15 9 24 -2 64
Comrie, MikeMike Comrie 41 7 13 20 -8 26
Gervais, BrunoBruno Gervais 69 3 16 19 -15 33
Campoli, ChrisChris Campoli 51 6 11 17 -20 43
Sim, JonJon Sim 49 9 6 15 -12 42
Tambellini, JeffJeff Tambellini 65 7 8 15 -20 32
Jackman, TimTim Jackman 69 5 7 12 -17 155
Sutton, AndyAndy Sutton 23 2 8 10 +3 40
Martinek, RadekRadek Martinek 51 6 4 10 -16 28
McAmmond, DeanDean McAmmond 18 2 7 9 +5 8
Witt, BrendanBrendan Witt 65 0 9 9 -34 94
Meyer, FreddyFreddy Meyer 27 4 5 9 -19 14tw
Hillen, JackJack Hillen 40 1 5 6 -9 16
Iggulden, MikeMike Iggulden 11 1 4 5 -3 4
Thompson, NateNate Thompson 43 2 2 4 -11 49
Pock, ThomasThomas Pock 59 1 2 3 -17 35
Joensuu, JesseJesse Joensuu 7 1 2 3 -1 4
Sillinger, MikeMike Sillinger 7 2 0 2 -5 0
Callahan, JoeJoe Callahan 18 0 2 2 +5 4
Colliton, JeremyJeremy Colliton 6 0 1 1 -2 2
McLean, KurtisKurtis McLean 4 1 0 1 +1 0
Smith, TrevorTrevor Smith 7 1 0 1 -3 0
Rechlicz, JoelJoel Rechlicz 17 0 1 1 -1 68
Fritz, MitchMitch Fritz 20 0 0 0 -4 42
Walter, BenBen Walter 4 0 0 0 -2 0
Skinner, BrettBrett Skinner 11 0 0 0 +2 4
MacDonald, AndrewAndrew MacDonald 3 0 0 0 +2 2
Fraser, JamieJamie Fraser 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bentivoglio, SeanSean Bentivoglio 1 0 0 0 0 2

Goaltenders[]

Key: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
MacDonald, JoeyJoey MacDonald 49 2792 14 26 6 157 3.37 1584 1427 .901 1
Danis, YannYann Danis 31 1760 10 17 3 84 2.86 933 849 .910 2
DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 5 256 1 3 0 15 3.52 139 124 .892 0
Mannino, PeterPeter Mannino 3 133 1 1 0 10 4.51 87 77 .885 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Islanders. Stats reflect time with Islanders only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Islanders only.

Awards and records[]

Records[]

Milestones[]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Sean Bergenheim 100th NHL PIM October 13, 2008
Doug Weight 900th NHL PIM October 23, 2008
Brett Skinner 1st NHL Game October 27, 2008
Mitch Fritz 1st NHL Game October 30, 2008
Jon Sim 100th NHL Point November 1, 2008
Nate Thompson 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
November 4, 2008
Richard Park 200th NHL PIM November 6, 2008
Josh Bailey 1st NHL Game November 11, 2008
Josh Bailey 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
November 13, 2008
Andy Sutton 500th NHL Game November 17, 2008

Transactions[]

Trades[]

June 20, 2008 To New York Islanders
7th overall pick in 2008
Two conditional picks
To Toronto Maple Leafs
5th overall pick in 2008
June 20, 2008
To New York Islanders
9th overall pick in 2008
2nd round pick in 2008
To Nashville Predators
7th overall pick in 2008
January 13, 2009 To New York Islanders
Junior Lessard
To Atlanta Thrashers
Brett Skinner
February 22, 2009 To New York Islanders
Dean McAmmond
San Jose's first round pick
To Ottawa Senators
Chris Campoli
Mike Comrie
March 4, 2009 To New York Islanders
Conditional draft pick
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bill Guerin

Free agents[]

Player Former team Contract Terms
Doug Weight Anaheim Ducks 1 year - $1,750,000
Mark Streit Montreal Canadiens 5 year - $20,500,000
Player New team
Ruslan Fedotenko Pittsburgh Penguins
Miroslav Satan Pittsburgh Penguins
Aaron Johnson Chicago Blackhawks

Claimed from Waivers[]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Thomas Pöck New York Rangers September 29, 2008

Draft picks[]

The Islanders picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in OttawaOntario.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 9 Joshua Bailey C Flag of Canada Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
2 36 Corey Trevino C Flag of Canada Canada Stouffville Spirit (OPJHL)
2 40 Aaron Ness D Flag of the United States United States Roseau High School (HIGH-MN)
2 53 Travis Hamonic D Flag of Canada Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
3 66 David Toews C Flag of Canada Canada Shattuck-St. Mary's (HIGH-MN)
3 72 Jyri Niemi D Flag of Finland Finland Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
3 73 Kirill Petrov RW Flag of Russia Russia Kazan (Russia)
4 96 Matt Donovan D Flag of the United States United States Cedar Rapids (USHL)
4 102 David Ullstrom W Flag of Sweden Sweden HV71 (SWE-JR.)
5 126 Kevin Poulin G Flag of Canada Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
5 148 Matthew Martin LW Flag of Canada Canada Sarnia Sting (OHL)
6 156 Jared Spurgeon D Flag of Canada Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
6 175 Justin DiBenedetto C Flag of Canada Canada Sarnia Sting (OHL)

Roster[]

Updated April 12, 2009.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
12 Flag of Canada Bailey, JoshJosh Bailey

C L 31 2008 Oshawa, Ontario
20 Flag of Finland Bergenheim, SeanSean Bergenheim

LW L 37 2002 Helsinki, Finland
57 Flag of Canada Comeau, BlakeBlake Comeau

RW R 35 2004 Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
34 Flag of Canada Danis, YannYann Danis

 (UFA)

G L 40 2008 Lafontaine, Quebec
39 Flag of the United States DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro

 Injured Reserve

G R 39 2000 Winthrop, Massachusetts
8 Flag of Canada Gervais, BrunoBruno Gervais

D R 36 2003 Longueuil, Quebec
11 Flag of the United States Hilbert, AndyAndy Hilbert

 (UFA)

LW L 40 2006 Howell, Michigan
38 Flag of the United States Hillen, JackJack Hillen

 (RFA)

D L 35 2008 Portland, Oregon
7 Flag of Canada Hunter, TrentTrent Hunter

RW R 41 2000 Red Deer, Alberta
28 Flag of the United States Jackman, TimTim Jackman

RW R 39 2007 Minot, North Dakota
35 Flag of Canada MacDonald, JoeyJoey MacDonald

 (UFA)

G L 41 2007 Pictou, Nova Scotia
24 Flag of the Czech Republic Martinek, RadekRadek Martinek

D R 44 1999 Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia
37 Flag of Canada McAmmond, DeanDean McAmmond

 (UFA)

LW L 48 2009 Grande Cache, Alberta
54 Flag of Canada McLean, KurtisKurtis McLean

 (UFA)

RW R 40 2008 Kirkland Lake, Ontario
44 Flag of the United States Meyer, FreddyFreddy Meyer

 Injured Reserve

D L 40 2007 Sanbornville, New Hampshire
51 Flag of Denmark Nielsen, FransFrans Nielsen

C L 37 2002 Herning, Denmark
21 Flag of the United States Okposo, KyleKyle Okposo

RW R 33 2006 St. Paul, Minnesota
10 Flag of the United States Park, RichardRichard Park

 (A)

C R 45 2006 Seoul, South Korea
17 Flag of Austria Pock, ThomasThomas Pock

 (UFA)

D L 39 2008 Klagenfurt, Austria
18 Flag of Canada Sillinger, MikeMike Sillinger

 (AInjured Reserve (UFA)

C R 50 2006 Regina, Saskatchewan
2 Flag of Switzerland Streit, MarkMark Streit

D L 43 2008 Englisberg, Switzerland
25 Flag of Canada Sutton, AndyAndy Sutton

 Injured Reserve

D L 46 2007 Kingston, Ontario
15 Flag of Canada Tambellini, JeffJeff Tambellini

LW L 37 2006 Port Moody, British Columbia
45 Flag of the United States Thompson, NateNate Thompson

C L 36 2008 Anchorage, Alaska
93 Flag of the United States Weight, DougDoug Weight

 (A)

C L 50 2008 Detroit, Michigan
32 Flag of Canada Witt, BrendanBrendan Witt

 (A)

D L 46 2006 Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Farm Teams[]

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, and the Odessa Jackalopes of the Central Hockey League are the Islanders' minor league affiliates for the 2008–09 season. [2]

See also[]

References[]

  1. New York Islanders - Team - Roster. New York Islanders. Retrieved on 2009-03-04.
  2. New York Islanders - The Official Website. Retrieved on 2009-01-16.
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