NHL News: The New York Islanders extend Mathew Barzal for eight-years


Chris Johnston: The New York Islanders have actually signed Mathew Barzal to an eight-year agreement extension with a wage cap hit of $9.15 million.

Andrew Gross: Barzal has constantly stated that he wishes to use Long Island: “I love it here. I genuinely do.”

Andrew Gross: Barzal: “I never had talks with anyone about going anywhere else or playing this out.”

Andrew Gross: Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello: “I’m a fan because Mat has the ability to raise his game and to be a special player. And now, with this contract and our faith in him, (it) puts that responsibility on him. We’re trusting that. It’s up to him to respond to that.”

Kevin Kurz: Lamoriello stated that he didn’t desire Barzal’s agreement circumstance to be a diversion and wished to get an offer done prior to the begun of the season.

Puck Pedia: Barzal has one year left on his existing offer at a $7 million cap hit.

He would have been owed an $8.4 million certifying deal after the season.

His extension purchases one RFA year and 7 UFA seasons.

Cap Friendly: Most similar agreements.

1. Brayden Point ($9.5M x 8) – Tampa Bay Lightning
2. Robert Thomas ($8.125M x 8) – St. Louis Blues 
3. Ryan Johansen ($8M x 8) – Nashville Predators

Cap Friendly: The Islanders now have $12.125 million in forecasted wage cap area for next season with a lineup of 17 gamers.

Pending totally free representatives consist of: Kieffer Bellows, Scott Mayfield, Semyon Varlamov, Oliver Wahlstrom and Zach Parise.


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