Islanders re-sign forward Kyle Palmieri to four-year, $20M contract


New York Islanders' Kyle Palmieri (21) celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of Game 6 during an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (Frank Franklin II / AP)

Kyle Palmieri is staying put on Long Island.

The New York Islanders announced Wednesday that they’ve signed the veteran forward to a multi-year contract.

Per Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman, the deal is worth $20 over four years with an annual average value of $5 million.

Palmieri, an unrestricted free agent, was the Islanders’ big splash at last season’s trade deadline. The 30-year-old winger struggled down the stretch in New York, putting up just four points in 17 games, before heating up in the post-season when he notched nine points in 19 games as the Islanders made a run to the third round where they were ousted by the eventual Stanley Cup winner — the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 11-year pro finished the season with a disappointing 21 points in 51 games, marking his first campaign 2014-15 when he didn’t put up at least 20 goals or 40 points.

September 1, 2021


Kyle Palmieri

New York Islanders
4 yrs
$5 million
$20 million

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