Islanders best current and all-time shootout lineup
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%)