A deeper look into the NY Islanders three depth signings

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Even the New York Islanders depth signings aren't being kept in the drawer all summer.

On Wednesday, the team announced the signing of three forwards, Julien Gauthier to a two-year contract and Karson Kuhlman and Brian Pinho to one-year, two-way contracts.  These moves bring organizational depth and will round out the Bridgeport Islanders roster heading into the next AHL season.

Last August, the Islanders announced the signings of four players with similar intentions. Among them was Hudson Fasching, Like Gauthier and Kuhlman, Fasching had a taste of the NHL, having played a combined 38 career games with the Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes.

Hudson Fasching
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Amid injuries, Fasching was called-up to Long Island and stuck, scoring 10 goals and nine assists in 49 games. He played all around the line-up, providing energy and a knack for big goals late in the season that had him part of the team's playoff lineup ahead of rookie Simon Holmstrom and veteran Josh Bailey, earning him a two-year contract that was announced last season.

Could any of these signings have a similar impact this season? Let's take a deeper look at each of the Islanders' three depth signings.