NY Islanders GM Lamoriello has done a little bit of everything at the trade deadline

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2021-22: - Extensions?

Besides UBS Arena opening, not much went right for the Islanders during the 2021-22 season. After falling well short of high expectations, they were in the position of being sellers at the deadline for the first time under Lamoriello. Goaltender Semyon Varlamov was discussed as a trade candidate with one year left on his contract, along with veteran defensemen Andy Greene and Zdeno Chara.

There were also forwards Cal Clutterbuck and Zach Parise, the type of players that are viewed as playoff performers and could fit nicely on a team primed for a deep run. However, the trade deadline came and went without the team making a move, though they did have news to share.

Cal Clutterbuck
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Lamoriello announced that Clutterbuck had signed a two-year extension, with Parise signing a one-year deal. Clutterbuck’s will be for $1.75 million average annual value, while Parise will make $1.5 million. “This organization is home for me,” said Clutterbuck.

“The players that we have here right now and the core players that we have and the people who are not having a good year, this will give them an opportunity to get back where they think they should be,” Lamoriello said. “But as far as the fans this is without question an indication to them that we believe in the group.”

Lamoriello stated that he had spoken to Chara and Greene, and both indicated their preference was not to be traded at the deadline, so they remained with the team and finished their careers on Long Island. Varlamov was retained and then signed a four-year extension this past summer.