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New York Islanders Player History: Where are they all from?

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: A fan raises the flags over his truck prior to the preseason game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 16, 2018 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: A fan raises the flags over his truck prior to the preseason game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 16, 2018 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 02: The New York Islanders celebrate a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on February 02, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Since the New York Islanders inception into the National Hockey League in 1972, the Islanders have had a grand total of 547 different players suit up for the organization. Out of these 547 players, 50 have been goalies and 497 have been skaters.

During their 47-year history, the New York Islanders have had players lace up their skates from 19 total countries. These countries include Canda, the United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Ukraine, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Italy, and Kazakhstan.

Some of these players have been exceptional hockey players for the New York Islanders and some have been downright awful.

With the upcoming slides, I will be giving statistics about how many players from the Islanders have played for each of the previously mentioned countries. Additionally, the top players from each country that has played for the Isles will be mentioned.

Due to how many players have been from Canada and the United States, the two countries will have their top five Islanders players mentioned. The other 17 countries will have players mentioned that I feel should be talked about, based on their stats and accomplishments with the Isles and possibly because they are the only player from that country.

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