Travis Hamonic rescinds trade request from Islanders

Ben Bishop probably should have had that. Travis Hamonic tied the game for the New York Islanders with a sharp angle shot from the boards that somehow got through Bishop's five-hole.

Travis Hamonic plans to stay with the New York Islanders after all.

As first reported by Arthur Staple of Newsday, the Islanders defenceman has rescinded his trade request.

Arthur Staple on Twitter

Arthur Staple on Twitter

The team was made aware of Hamonic’s decision on Tuesday morning.

Brett Cyrgalis on Twitter

Hamonic, 25, admitted earlier in the season that he asked the Islanders for a trade due to a “family matter” and was reportedly hoping to land with a team in Western Canada.

“The root of all this is a personal family matter of mine that I hold dear to my heart,” Hamonic said last November via the Islanders’ official team website. “It has nothing to do with the organization or how I’ve been treated here for six years of playing and another two or three since I was drafted. I’ve honestly been treated like gold from the start.”

Brett Cyrgalis on Twitter

Hamonic scored five goals with 16 assists and 35 penalty minutes in 72 games during the regular season, before adding one goal and two assists in 11 playoff games.

The Manitoba native has four more seasons remaining on his contract, which carries an salary cap hit of $3.86 million per season.

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