New York Islanders Re-sign Dennis Seidenberg With a Raise
The New York Islanders re-signed Dennis Seidenberg to a one-year $1.25 million contract. A move that came as a surprise out of nowhere.
Before the season last year the New York Islanders signed Dennis Seidenberg as a depth signing. Seidenberg was playing in the World Cup of Hockey for Team Europe without an NHL contract hoping to land a deal.
He did just that with the Isles as he signed a one-year $1 million contract on the eve of the season. The 35-year old veteran had his best year in a long time in his first year with the blue and orange.
He posted a 22 point season, his first season with over 20 points since 2011-2012. The most impressive stat of them all was his +/-. Seidenberg posted a 25 +/- the best of his career by a long shot.
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Due to his play General Manager Garth Snow rewarded him with a new contract today. Giving Seidenberg another one-year deal and a $250 thousand raise.
Although Seidenberg had such a good year this past year this move came as a surprise. Seidenberg seemed like he would be one and done with the team, especially with Ryan Pulock collecting dust in Bridgeport.
Does this signing mean the Isles expect to lose a defenseman in the expansion draft? Thomas Hickey and Calvin de Haan seem like prime candidates to be taken by the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
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Was this move in preparation for losing a defenseman. That’d be the only reason for it making sense. Garth wouldn’t bury Pulock for another year…would he?