THE CANADIAN PRESS
TAMPA, Fla. — The New York Islanders have parted ways with veteran goaltender Dwayne Roloson, trading him Saturday to the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenceman Ty Wishart.
Roloson, 41, has a 6-13-1 record this season with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.
The Simcoe, Ont., native has a 196-229-42-33 career record with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 532 NHL games with Calgary, Buffalo, Minnesota, Edmonton and the Islanders. He was an all-star in 2004 with the Wild.
Roloson is just the 11th goaltender in NHL history to play a game after his 41st birthday.
"In this trade we give up a promising, former first-round pick. We wish him luck in the Islanders organization," Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said in a statement. "In Roloson we have acquired a proven, veteran goaltender who will provide stability in net."
Roloson was named the NHL’s first star for the week ending Dec. 26. He posted a 3-0-0 record, 0.98 goals-against average and .972 save percentage over that span.
Wishart, 22, was the San Jose Sharks’ first round draft choice, 16th overall, in the 2006 NHL draft.
The six-foot-four, 222-pound native of Belleville, Ont., has 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) in 31 games with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL this season.