New York Islanders Cal The Top Liner (Winners & Losers)
Winner: Dennis Seidenberg
If you asked a casual Islanders fan who they thought the Islanders top 3 scorers were there’s no way they could come up with all 3. John Tavares is an obvious answer and I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say they throw Brock Nelson in there as well, but who would be third?
It’s Dennis Seidenberg. Yep, Dennis Seidenberg the defenseman they signed right after the World Cup of hockey. That guy is third for the Islanders in points. He’s got 4 goals and 4 assists (8 points).
In just 13 games he’s tied his goal total from the last two years combined. Sometimes the puck just bounces your way and that’s the case for Seidenberg so far this season.
He scored the lone goal in the Islanders blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning He followed that up with a goal against the Edmonton Oilers, then in the Philadelphia Flyers shootout loss he notched two assists.
We thought Seidenberg would just be a depth signing. But, he’s been the best offseason signing by far this year and with the injuries to Ryan Pulock and Travis Hamonic he will continue to get more action.