Details of the NY Islanders contract for goaltender Marcus Högberg are released

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Last week, the New York Islanders made official the signing of Swedish goaltender Marcus Hogberg, inking the 29-year-old to a two-year deal. On Monday night, we learned the details of the contract signing. Per CapFriendly, the standard two-year contract will have a $775k cap hit.

The contract includes $550k guaranteed next season with a split between the NHL and minors. The following season, Hogberg will be on a one-way deal, meaning he will receive the same salary regardless of whether is in the NHL or loaned to another team.

The 6'5 goalie played the prior three seasons with Linkoping HC of the Swedish Hockey League, including a career-best 21 wins in 40 games last season. He also posted an impresisve .914 save percentage to go along with a 2.51 goals against average (GAA).

He was drafted 78th overall by the Ottawa Senators at the 2013 NHL Draft and has appeared in 42 NHL games in his career across three seasons. His career record was 9-17-9 with a 3.39 GAA and .894 save percentage with the Sens. The hope is that Hogberg won't be needed at the NHL level for the Islanders, but he does provide valuable veteran goaltending depth in the organization that has been reluctant to play anyone but Ilya Sorokin or Semyon Varlamov the last four seasons when injuries have struck.

He'll return to the American Hockey League (AHL) next season, where he played with Belleville Senators for 77 games from 2016-17 to 2020-21. Last season, Bridgeport played three goaltenders, including draft picks Henrik Tikkanen and Jakub Skarek, along with veteran Ken Appleby. Tikkanen was impressive in the AHL, appearing in 18 games and posting a 2.10 GAA.