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The New York Islanders announced today that forward Anders Lee has agreed to terms on a four-year contract.
Lee scored 25 goals and 41 points in 76 games as a rookie last season with the Islanders. The Edina, MN, native finished second on the Islanders in goals and fourth among National Hockey League rookies.
“Anders has proven to be an effective goal scorer over his two seasons with the club,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said. “We’re thrilled to have another home-grown talent signed long term.”
The Islanders selected the 24-year-old winger in the sixth round (152nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft. He has 57 points (35 goals, 22 assists) in 100 career NHL games and 46 points (25 goals, 21 assists) in 59 career American Hockey League games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
“I’m extremely excited to finalize this deal and ensure that I’m a New York Islander for the next four seasons,” Lee said. “The organization has been nothing but first class to me from the moment I was drafted. I look forward to competing for the Stanley Cup in each year while playing in front of the best fans in the NHL."
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Carl Gunnarsson did not return to the game and the Blues listed him with an upper-body injury. No penalty on the play.
Anders Lee-Notre Dame-Sophomore, Center, 6’3”, 218. Lee is a sophomore center who is waiting in the wings for the Isles. Lee is much bigger and stronger than Brock Nelson at this point in their careers. Lee is very physical for a young forward and likes to mix it up a little when he feels it necessary. Lee was drafted in the 6th round, 152nd overall by the Islanders in the 2009 entry draft. Like Brock Nelson the year after, Lee was a 2009 finalist for Mr. Hockey in Minnesota. Lee is a tremendous athlete who played hockey, football, and baseball in high school. Lee had an outstanding freshman season at Notre Dame and only hopes to improve upon his point-per-game pace from last season. In his freshman season, Lee scored 44 points in 44 games played-24G and 20A. Lee was also a +19 with six power play goals and 10 blocked shots to his credit.