The tank God! This man was brought in to help the Islanders defense which was absolutely abysmal in 2017-2018. Instead, he is most remembered for putting the puck in his own net…more than once.
A hockey trade like you read about. Lou Lamoriello sent Matt Lorito who was a solid AHL player for them to the Leafs for Schmaltz. Schmaltz played just six games with the Sound Tigers before their season came to a close and then signed with Tucson this year.
Mark Louis played seven games for Bridgeport putting up no points. David Leggio was also not great with Bridgeport putting up a .861 save percentage and a 3.93 goals against average in 23 games with them in 2014-2015. This one is a wash.
In the Islanders best season in decades, they went out and traded for Tyler Kennedy to help their forward group. In 13 games, he had five points (2 goals, 3 assists). He wasn’t awful, he just didn’t really add much to the unit.
In his first year with the Islanders, Jason Chimera was pretty solid depth. He put up 20 goals playing in a bottom-six role. The following year, it became fairly obvious that he was done. The Islanders flipped him for Wagner who was definitely an upgrade.
His 15 games on the Island won’t be remembered but the Islanders swapping out Chimera for Wagner was a fine swap at the time.