NY Islanders: How Did Lou Do? Grades for Each Signing

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Pierre Engvall

7 Years, $3M AAV

As the rest of the league seemed to be handing out one and two-year deals, the 80-year-old Lamoriello was the leagues only GM handing out long-term contracts - Engvall being the recipient of one.

Acquired a few days before the 2023 trade deadline, the former Toronto Maple Leaf was brought in to add an element of speed to the lineup that had been missing since the departure of Anthony Beauviller.

Engvall's impact was almost immediate as he built chemistry with Brock Nelson and Kyle Palmieri on what would become the Islanders' top line down the final stretch of the regular season. In 18 games in blue and orange, Engvall totaled five goals and four assists while posting a +7 rating.

While the term is extended, Engvall is just 27 years old, and $3M per season is fairly reasonable. Engvall will likely return to the same line he finished with last season, hoping to expand upon their body of work together last season.

Grade: B