New York Islanders: Six Outside The Box Trade Options For Offense

By Tim Stevenson
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Brock Nelson
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Kyle Turris

Kyle Turris plays a major role on his team in Ottawa. He’s a hard worker with 10 years of experience under his belt. Turris turns 28 this summer.

He put up 27 goals and 28 assists in 78 games last season as a center. Like Little, he is a righty. Last year he had a faceoff win % of 53.1. He comes at a bargain of $3.5 million for one more year.

The Trade

The Islanders get a more talented faceoff man, with the bonus of being a righty. Plus he puts up better numbers than Brock.

Brock is still a good deal considering his numbers and contract. Also he is two years younger than Turris, and a million bucks cheaper, which might matter to Ottawa (they have an internal salary cap).

That 1st round pick is a huge bargaining chip.

Vande Sompel just had a great year in the OHL, where he put up 53 points in 67 games as a defenseman. Scouts report he is an offensive minded blue-liner, with great skating ability. Sounds like he might benefit under Karlsson’s tutelage.

Projected Forward Line-up

Lee – Taveres – Eberle

Ladd – Turris – Ho-Sang

Chimera – Barzal – Beauvillier

Kulemin – Czikas – Clutterbuck