NY Islanders release their 2024-25 pre-season schedule

Carolina Hurricanes v New York Islanders - Game Four
Carolina Hurricanes v New York Islanders - Game Four / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

The NY Islanders have wasted no time flipping the calendar to the 2024-25 season, not even waiting for the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals and becoming the first team in the NHL to release their pre-season schedule.

There are no surprises as the Islanders will take on their usual foes in pre-season, playing home and away against three teams. Here is when ten and where the action will take place:

Sept. 22 @ New Jersey Devils 7:00 pm
Sept. 24 @ New York Rangers 7:00 pm
Sept. 26 @ Philadelphia Flyers 7:00 pm
Sept. 27 vs. New Jersey Devils 7:00 pm
Sept. 30 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 7:00 pm
Oct. 4 vs. New York Rangers 7:00 pm

Last year, heading into the pre-season, one of the most exciting storylines was seeing 2022 fourth-round pick, Isiah George inaction. Before being returned to the London Knights where he became an OHL champion, George suited up against the Rangers and took what at the moment looked to be a concerning hit against the boards. He'd ultimately be fine, but the player to deliver that hit was no other than Matt Rempe. George will see more time at training camp this season as his junior career is over and he will turn professional this upcoming season.

This year there will be some excitement around the debut of Maxim Tsyplakov making his first appearance in blue and orange. Tsyplakov was the biggest European free agent available this summer, with over a dozen teams interested in his services. He ultimately agreed to a contract with the Islanders and will make his NHL debut at 25 years old.

Marcus Hogberg will also debut for the Islanders after signing a two-year two-way contract. He'll start the season with the Bridgeport Islanders but will likely be the first goaltender recaleld if something happens to Ilya Sorokin or Semyon Varlamov.

Though it's difficult to get excited about pre-season hockey, it's the first we'll see of the Islanders in five months and it means the regular season is just around the corner.