Islanders agree to three-year, $21M deal with Mathew Barzal

New York Islanders centre Mathew Barzal (13) celebrates his goal with teammate Ryan Pulock during second period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey action in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/CP)

The New York Islanders have signed restricted free agent Mathew Barzal to a three-year, $21-million deal, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Barzal had 29 goals and 60 points in 68 games last season, adding 17 points in 22 games during the Islanders' post-season run to the Eastern Conference Finals. The highly skilled centre has been absent from training camp while working on a new contract.

In 232 career NHL games, Barzal has 207 points, good for a points-per-game mark of 0.89.

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