Ryan Pulock: 68 games, 35 points (10 goals, 25 assists)
Pace: 42 points (12 goals, 30 assists)
This is about what we’ve grown to expect for Ryan Pulock. He’s a double-digit goal guy and easily their number one defenseman. Pulock and Pelech should be a solid top pair for years to come.
Devon Toews: 68 games, 28 points (6 goals, 22 assists)
Pace: 34 points (7 goals, 27 assists)
Devon Toews is someone you can expect to put up between 30-40 points every year. I think his pace is exactly what I was expecting him to do in year two.
Nick Leddy: 60 games, 21 points (3 goals, 18 assists)
Pace: 26 points (4 goals, 22 assists)
It’s sad but Nick Leddy just isn’t the same player. He doesn’t really fit in this system and it’s starting to show.
Scott Mayfield: 67 games, 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists)
Pace: 16 points (6 goals, 10 assists)
Mayfield isn’t going to put up points but he is a solid stay at home style defender. He’s someone you need in your d-core.
Johnny Boychuk: 64 games, 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists)
Pace: 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists)
Johnny Boychuk is 36 years old and it’s starting to show. He’s a sixth defender at this point, which is fine, but don’t expect to see much more on that.
Noah Dobson: 34 games, 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists)
Pace: 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists)
Noah Dobson doesn’t get a ton of ice time and has played a very limited role. That number should go up significantly next year.
Semyon Varlamov: 39 starts, .914 save percentage 2.62 goals against average
Pace: 47 starts, .914 save percentage 2.62 goals against average
A little bit less than what I expected. I thought Varlamov would be between a .915 and a .920. Flashed at times but very inconsistent.
Thomas Greiss: 28 starts, .913 save percentage 2.74 goals against average
Pace: 35 starts, .913 save percentage 2.74 goals against average
Greiss really fell off in the second half. He will sign a contract to be a backup somewhere else next season.
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The Islanders had a 35-23-10 record (80 points) in 68 games. They were on pace to go 42-28-12 with 96 points. I’m not sure that would be enough to get into the playoffs this year but in the mix for a wild card seems likely.