The Top 4 Players to Play for The NY Islanders and Arizona Coyotes

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Michael Grabner 

Islanders 2010-2015
Coyotes 2018-2020

Michael Grabner joined the Islanders in 2010 after being claimed off waivers from the Panthers just before the start of the season.

That first year with the Islanders went on to be the best of his career, finishing with career highs in goals (34), assists (18), and points (52). 

During the off-season, Grabner re-signed with the Islanders, committing the next four years to Long Island, earning $3M annually.

At the trade deadline of the final year of his contract in 2016, Grabner was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for five players, including Carter Verhaeghe, who never suited up for the Islanders.

Grabner joined the Coyotes in 2018, agreeing to a 3-year deal with a $3.5M cap hit. 

After a disappointing two seasons in the desert where he scored only 17 goals in 87 games, the Coyotes elected to buy out the final year of his contract, effectively ending his NHL career.