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Islanders best current and all-time shootout lineup

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders before a faceoff during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders before a faceoff during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 06: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders reacts to his overtime shootout goal past Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings for a 2-1 win at Staples Center on November 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 06: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders reacts to his overtime shootout goal past Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings for a 2-1 win at Staples Center on November 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

All-Time Shootout Lineup

Now, how about the all-time list? Who are some of the best shootout players in Islanders history?

(Note: All that mattered to make the list here was if the player played for the Isles during the shootout era.)

Frans Nielsen Stands Alone

When you think ‘shootout’ and the New York Islanders your mind should immediately think of Frans Nielsen. The 2002 second-round pick by the Islanders was an absolute gem in the shootout.

Nielsen is not only the best shootout player in Islanders history he’s one of the best in NHL history. Since the shootout began in 2005-06 Nielsen is second in shootout goals with 49 (Jonathan Toews is first with 50). Frans also has the most shootout deciding goals with 23 (T.J. Oshie is second with 20).

This is Frans’s official stat line according to the NHL; 49 goals on 105 shots for a 46.7% efficiency. Incredible.

Here’s a who’s who of top shootout players that once dawned the blue and orange along with their career shootout stats line (goals, game-deciding goals, and efficiency).

  • PA Parenteau (20G, 11GDG, 43.5%)
  • Brad Boyes (39G, 12GDG, 44.3%)
  • Robert Nilsson (8G, 3GDG, 40%)
  • Jeff Hamilton (9G, 1GDG, 56.3%)
  • Viktor Kozlov (17G, 9GDG, 45.9%)
  • Rob Schremp (9G, 3GDG, 52.9%)
  • Jeff Tambellini (8G, 3GDG, 57.1%)
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