The New York Islanders might have some terrible contracts on the roster this season, but they also have some absolute sweetheart deals on the books.
It’s true, the New York Islanders are paying Andrew Ladd $5.5 million this season and for the four seasons after that. Oh, and he’s got a no-trade clause that turns into a 15 team no-trade list. It’s probably the worst contract in the NHL right now.
Even with his seven points in 14 games this season Ladd isn’t living up to his cap hit. The Isles just aren’t getting good value for the money they’re giving him.
And he isn’t the only one on the team that’s getting overpaid for what they’re bringing to the team.
But by that same token, there are a number of players on the New York Islanders 2018-19 roster that are overperforming based on their cap hit. It isn’t all doom an gloom.
We’ve laid out five players that are allowing the New York Islanders to be competitive this season while also maintaining almost $10 million worth of cap space.
Of course, entry-level contracts to some of their rookies play a big part in that, but then again that’s what they’re designed for.
While the Islanders have a few impressive rookies making less than a million that clearly make the list they have a few big money deals that still make the list. There’s good value throughout this roster.