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2017–18 New York Islanders · NHL
Division 7th Metropolitan
Conference 11th Eastern
2017–18 record 35–37–10
Home record 19–18–4
Road record 16–19–6
Goals for 264
Goals against 296
General Manager Garth Snow
Coach Doug Weight
Captain John Tavares
Alternate captains Cal Clutterbuck
Andrew Ladd
Arena Barclays Center
Team leaders
Goals Anders Lee (40)
Assists Mathew Barzal (63)
Points Mathew Barzal (85)
Penalties in minutes Ross Johnston (62)
Wins Jaroslav Halak (20)
Goals against average Jaroslav Halak (3.19)

The 2017–18 New York Islanders season was the 46th season in the franchise's history.[1] It is their third season in the Barclays Center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, which they moved into after leaving Nassau Coliseum in Nassau County on Long Island at the conclusion of the 2014–15 season. The Islanders missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The Islanders released their preseason schedule on June 15, 2017.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

The Islanders published their regular season schedule on June 22, 2017.[3]

2017–18 game log

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

Player statisticsEdit

Final[4]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Barzal, MathewMathew Barzal 82 22 63 85 1 30
Tavares, JohnJohn Tavares 82 37 47 84 -12 26
Bailey, JoshJosh Bailey 76 18 53 71 -20 17
Lee, AndersAnders Lee 82 40 22 62 -25 44
Eberle, JordanJordan Eberle 81 25 34 59 5 21
Leddy, NickNick Leddy 80 10 32 42 -42 20
Beauvillier, AnthonyAnthony Beauvillier 71 21 15 36 2 16
Nelson, BrockBrock Nelson 82 19 16 35 −4 43
Pulock, RyanRyan Pulock 68 10 22 32 −4 14
Ladd, AndrewAndrew Ladd 73 12 17 29 11 24
Hickey, ThomasThomas Hickey 69 5 20 25 20 24
Pelech, AdamAdam Pelech 78 3 16 19 7 28
Clutterbuck, CalCal Clutterbuck 76 8 10 18 −7 53
Boychuk, JohnnyJohnny Boychuk 58 6 12 18 -8 30
Cizikas, CaseyCasey Cizikas 64 7 10 17 -12 23
Ho-Sang, JoshJosh Ho-Sang 22 2 10 12 −7 2
Mayfield, ScottScott Mayfield 47 2 10 12 -6 45
de Haan, CalvinCalvin de Haan 33 1 11 12 11 8
Chimera, JasonJason Chimera

|| 58 || 2 || 9 || 11 || -11 || 25

Fritz, TannerTanner Fritz 34 3 4 7 -3 8
Johnston, RossRoss Johnston 24 3 3 6 0 62
Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg 28 0 5 5 -9 17
Aho, SebastianSebastian Aho 22 1 3 4 -5 6
Kulemin, NikolayNikolay Kulemin 13 1 2 3 0 0
Quine, AlanAlan Quine 21 0 3 3 −2 4
Prince, ShaneShane Prince 14 1 1 2 -3 11
Davidson, BrandonBrandon Davidson

|| 15 || 1 || 1 || 2 || -8 || 4

Wagner, ChrisChris Wagner

|| 15 || 1 || 0 || 1 || -3 || 2

Dal Colle, MichaelMichael Dal Colle 4 0 0 0 0 0
Bernier, SteveSteve Bernier 4 0 0 0 -2 0

Goaltenders
Regular season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak 54 49 3,024:03 20 26 6 161 3.19 1744 .908 1 0 0 4
Greiss, ThomasThomas Greiss 27 25 1,491:45 13 8 2 95 3.82 879 .892 1 0 0 0
Gibson, ChristopherChristopher Gibson 8 8 426:52 2 3 2 26 3.65 284 .908 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Islanders. Statistics reflect time with the Islanders only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Statistics reflect time with the Islanders only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

TransactionsEdit

The Islanders have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Vegas Golden Knights
Jake Bischoff
Mikhail Grabovski
NYI's 1st-round pick (15th overall) in 2017
NYI's 2nd-round pick in 2019
To New York Islanders
Expansion Draft considerations1
[5]
June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22) To Edmonton Oilers
Ryan Strome
To New York Islanders
Jordan Eberle
[6]
June 24, 2017 (2017-06-24) To Calgary Flames
Travis Hamonic
NYI's conditional 4th-round pick in 2019 or 2020
To New York Islanders
CGY's 1st-round pick in 2018
CGY's 2nd-round pick in 2018
CGY's conditional 2nd-round pick in 2019 or 2020
[7]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) To Tampa Bay Lightning
Carter Verhaeghe
To New York Islanders
Kristers Gudlevskis
[8]
February 24, 2018 (2018-02-24) To Edmonton Oilers
3rd-round pick in 2019
To New York Islanders
Brandon Davidson
[9]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To Anaheim Ducks
Jason Chimera
To New York Islanders
Chris Wagner
[10]

Notes:

  1. This trade ensured that the Vegas Golden Knights would select Jean-Francois Berube in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Seth Helgeson New Jersey Devils 1-year, $650,000 [11]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Kane Lafranchise Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1-year, $650,000 [12]
March 15, 2018 (2018-03-15) Scott Eansor Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2-year, $1.44 million entry-level contract [13]
April 6, 2018 (2018-04-06) Yannick Rathgeb HC Fribourg-Gottéron 2-year, $2.75 million entry-level contract [14]
May 8, 2018 (2018-05-08) Travis St. Denis Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2-year, $1.35 million entry-level contract [15]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Bracken Kearns New Jersey Devils 1-year, $650,000 [16]
July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19) Matt Finn Charlotte Checkers Unknown [17]
July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26) Jesse Graham Colorado Avalanche 1-year, $650,000 [18]
September 13, 2017 (2017-09-13) Stephon Williams San Jose Barracuda 1-year [19]
September 14, 2017 (2017-09-14) Loic Leduc Reading Royals Unknown [20]
October 7, 2017 (2017-10-07) Ben Holmstrom Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1-year [21]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref

Players releasedEdit

Date Player Via Ref

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05) Sebastian Aho 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [22]
July 11, 2017 (2017-07-11) Kristers Gudlevskis 1-year, $650,000 [23]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Christopher Gibson 1-year, $650,000 [24]
July 24, 2017 (2017-07-24) Adam Pelech 4-year, $6.4 million [25]
July 27, 2017 (2017-07-27) Connor Jones 1-year, $650,000 [26]
August 2, 2017 (2017-08-02) Calvin de Haan 1-year, $3.3 million [27][28]
August 8, 2017 (2017-08-08) Stephen Gionta 1-year, $650,000 [29]
September 22, 2017 (2017-09-22) Kieffer Bellows 3-year, $3.4125 million entry-level contract [30]
January 4, 2018 (2018-01-04) Scott Mayfield 5-year, $7.25 million contract extension [31]
February 23, 2018 (2018-02-23) Josh Bailey 6-year, $30 million contract extension [32]
March 21, 2018 (2018-03-21) Otto Koivula 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [33]
April 6, 2018 (2018-04-06) David Quenneville 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [34]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of New York Islanders draft picks

Below are the List of New York Islanders draft picks' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.[35]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 46 Robin Salo D Flag of Finland Finland Vaasan Sport (Liiga)
3 77 Ben Mirageas D Flag of the United States United States Chicago Steel (USHL)
5 139 Sebastian Aho D Flag of Sweden Sweden Skellefteå AIK (SHL)
6 1651 Arnaud Durandeau LW Flag of Canada Canada Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
7 201 Logan Cockerill RW Flag of the United States United States U.S. NTDP (USHL)

Notes:

  1. The Los Angeles Kings' sixth-round pick went to the New York Islanders as the result of a trade on June 24, 2017, that sent a sixth-round pick in 2018 to Los Angeles in exchange for this pick.[36]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 87. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. Islanders Announce 2017 Preseason Schedule (June 15, 2017). Retrieved on June 16, 2017.
  3. Islanders Announce 2017-18 Schedule (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 2017-2018 Regular Season Stats - Points - New York Islanders - Statistics. Retrieved on June 15, 2017.
  5. Islanders Agree To Deal With Golden Knights (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 24, 2017.
  6. Islanders Acquire Eberle (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 22, 2017.
  7. Islanders Acquire Three Draft Picks (June 24, 2017). Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  8. Lightning acquire forward Carter Verhaeghe from Islanders (July 2, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  9. Islanders Acquire Davidson (February 24, 2018). Retrieved on February 24, 2018.
  10. Islanders Acquire Wagner (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  11. Islanders Sign Helgeson (July 1, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  12. Islanders Sign Lafranchise To Two-Way Deal (July 1, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  13. Eansor Agrees To Terms (March 15, 2018). Retrieved on March 15, 2018.
  14. Rathgeb Agrees To Terms (April 6, 2018). Retrieved on April 9, 2018.
  15. St. Denis Agrees To Two-Year Deal with Islanders (May 8, 2018). Retrieved on May 8, 2018.
  16. Devils Sign Forward Bracken Kearns To A One-Year, Two-Way Contract. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  17. Checkers Sign Matt Finn (July 19, 2017). Retrieved on July 22, 2017.
  18. Avalanche Signs Grimaldi, Graham (July 26, 2017).
  19. BARRACUDA SIGN GOALTENDER STEPHON WILLIAMS (September 13, 2017).
  20. ROYALS SIGN LOIC LEDUC (September 14, 2017).
  21. Holmstrom Returns for Third Season in Bridgeport (October 7, 2017).
  22. Aho Agrees to Entry-Level Deal (July 5, 2017). Retrieved on July 5, 2017.
  23. Gudlevskis Agrees To Terms (July 11, 2017). Retrieved on July 11, 2017.
  24. Gibson Agrees To One-Year Deal (July 14, 2017). Retrieved on July 14, 2017.
  25. Pelech Agrees to Terms (July 24, 2017). Retrieved on July 26, 2017.
  26. Connor Jones Agrees to One-Year, Two-Way Deal (July 27, 2017). Retrieved on July 30, 2017.
  27. De Haan Agrees To Terms (August 2, 2017). Retrieved on August 9, 2017.
  28. Islanders avoid arbitration, sign Calvin de Haan to one-year deal (August 2, 2017). Retrieved on August 9, 2017.
  29. Gionta Agrees To One-Year Contract (August 8, 2017). Retrieved on August 10, 2017.
  30. Bellows Agrees To Entry-Level Deal (September 22, 2017). Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
  31. Mayfield Agrees to Five-Year Deal (January 4, 2018). Retrieved on January 4, 2018.
  32. Bailey agrees to six-year contract with Islanders (February 23, 2018). Retrieved on March 27, 2018.
  33. Koivula Agrees To Entry-Level Deal (March 21, 2018). Retrieved on March 21, 2018.
  34. Quenneville Agrees To Entry-Level Deal (April 6, 2018). Retrieved on April 9, 2018.
  35. NHL Draft order finalized (June 15, 2017). Retrieved on June 16, 2017.
  36. LA Kings 2017 NHL Draft Recap (June 24, 2017). Retrieved on June 25, 2017.
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