New York Islanders Podcast: Reaction to Two RFA Extensions
The New York Islanders have extended RFAs Josh Ho-Sang and Michael Dal Colle. Matt and Mitch give you their initial reactions to the deals in this exclusive Islanders podcast.
We knew that the New York Islanders had essentially signed two of their restricted free agents to new deals. Lou said as much to Newsday earlier in the week.
We just didn’t know who those RFAs were. On Monday, we found out that Michael Dal Colle signed a two-year deal, while Josh Ho-Sang signed the qualifying offer the Islanders tendered to him at the end of the season.
Matt and I discuss what we think about both deals over on our Patreon page. You can get this exclusive New York Islanders podcast – and a ton of other exclusive Islanders content – here!
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Just like most NHL teams, the New York Islanders didn’t disclose any financial details of the extension. But within a few hours, CapFriendly had discovered the numbers.
Josh Ho-Sang’s deal was a two-way deal carrying an $874,125 NHL payout and a $70,000 minor level payout. Again, Josh Ho-Sang signed the qualifying offer the Islanders as part of their requirements to retain his rights.
So what can we glean from that?
For Michael Dal Colle, he signed a two-year deal worth $1.4 million ($700,000 AAV). Exactly the same deal that Devon Toews signed just last season with the Islanders.
Is this deal anything but a win for both Michael Dal Colle and the New York Islanders?
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