With the New York Islanders sitting in last place of the National Hockey League, general manager Garth Snow is certain to be a seller as next week’s trade deadline draws near.
Building for the future got a little bit easier for the Islanders when one of its most-valuable assets, captain Bill Guerin, agreed to waive his no-trade clause if Snow can ship his veteran right-winger to an Eastern Conference team.
In 61 games this season, the 38-year-old Guerin leads the Islanders in scoring with 16 goals and is second on the team with 36 points, but sports a minus-15 rating.
Guerin is no stranger to being dealt ahead of the trade deadline; the St. Louis Blues sent Guerin to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 27, 2007.
The Wilbraham, Massachusetts native has played in 1,168 career NHL games, recording 403 goals and 396 assists for 799 points. Guerin began his NHL career with the New Jersey Devils and has suited up for the Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars in addition to his stints with the Islanders, Sharks and Blues.