Four deals officially announced on Wednesday morning.
The radio silence from the New York Islanders has ended. On Wednesday morning, the club officially announced multi-year deals with Ilya Sorokin, Kyle Palmieri, Casey Cizikas and Anthony Beauvillier.
#Isles Transactions: Anthony Beauvillier, Casey Cizikas, Kyle Palmieri and Ilya Sorokin have all agreed to multi-year contracts.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 1, 2021
The deal with Sorokin was arguably the most important. He’s reportedly getting a three-year deal with a $4 million AAV. He’s the goaltender of the future for the Islanders, so locking him up on a cost-effective bridge deal is huge. Semyon Varlamov has two years remaining on his current contract that carries a $5 million AAV.
Ilya Sorokin (3x4m extension with NYI) only has the one year of nhl work; looks average or a decent bit better. pic.twitter.com/St48lu9Oti
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) September 1, 2021
The details of the four deals are as follows:
- Palmieri – 4 years, $5.0MM AAV
- Beauvillier – 3 years, $4.15MM AAV
- Sorokin – 3 years, $4.0MM AAV
- Cizikas – 6 years, $2.5MM AAV
Palmieri, formerly of the Devils, was acquired by the Islanders at the trade deadline. He was a big part of helping the Islanders advance to the Eastern Conference Final. scoring nine points (seven goals and two assists) in 19 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
With these four deals in place, the Islanders now have zero ($0) cap space remaining according to CapFriendly. Indeed, the Islanders are roughly $3.8 million over the cap for next season, meaning there will be more moves coming between now and the start of the regular season.
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