New York Islanders Depth Scoring In Major Slump
Andrew Ladd: 9 goals, 13 assists, 22 points. Has gone 21 games without a goal
The first two years of Andrew Ladd’s seven-year deal with the New York Islanders haven’t been pretty. In year one he put up 31 points (23 goals, 8 assists) and in year two he’s significantly struggling again.
In 56 games he has 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists). If he plays each of the remaining games that puts him on pace for a 28 point season with 12 goals and 16 assists. That’s atrocious.
Especially when you take into consideration that he’s being paid $5.5 million a year. With five more years left on the deal and no realistic buyout scenario, the Islanders really look to be stuck with this guy for the next half a decade as his production dwindles to nonexistent.
He’s given the Islanders virtually nothing for the last 21 games. Since December 23, 2017, Ladd has given you zero goals and just six assists. At 32 years old you have to wonder if he just can’t perform at the level he once did anymore.
The three years leading up to his contract with the Islanders he averaged 54 points a season and he was expected to play alongside John Tavares. Well now, he’s on the third line going a quarter of the season without a goal (63 regulation periods of hockey to be exact). Oh, how the mighty have fallen.