New York Islanders re-sign Thomas Greiss, three-years, $10 million
Jan 26, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) looks into the stands during a stoppage in play against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

In the latest edition of backup turned starter, Thomas Greiss re-signed with the New York Islanders for three years at a $3.3 average annual value.

The Greiss is right

In the latest edition of the “backup turned starter,” Thomas Greiss has quickly put to bed doubts regarding his ability.

Through two seasons with the team, Greiss has been in the top five for even strength save percentage.

With stats meandering around the likes of Carey Price and Devan Dubnyk, Greisser is in good company.

As if carrying a .928 save percentage and a 2.25 GAA through 25 starts wasn’t enough, Greiss was a catalyst in getting the franchise’s first playoff win in 23 years.

In his first post-season appearance as a starter, Greiss put up respectable .923 SV% and a 2.46 GAA.

Fans agree this has been in the works for Greisser since about this time last year. Griess has more than proven to be a capable NHL starter and has certainly made things easier for the Islanders.

At the age of 31, Greiss will hopefully continue this kind of play until the conclusion of his contract. By the end of his contract, the Islanders would hope to have one of JF Berube or Ilya Sorokin ready to take reign in the net.

With former starter Jaroslav Halak openly voicing his discontent, this was a no-brainer for General Manager Garth Snow.

As things continue to develop for the Islanders, how the situation in net plays out will be key.

Halak is making noise down in Bridgeport, so it seems there may yet be one more battle in the crease should Greiss falter.

Grew up a diehard Islanders and Mets fan based out of Northern New Jersey. Concluding my Broadcast Communications degree at William Paterson University. WP Sportsdesk member, Stan Fischler correspondent, music buff and total Star Wars freak. Follow my social media handles to learn more. Matt Di Giacomo is a Staff Writer for the Islanders on Elite Sports NY. He encourages team discussion. Tweet him @mdigiacESNY and check out his reviews on YouTube.