The Islanders Informer
Shortly before 3 PM this afternoon, Mark Streit was named the 13th captain of the New York Islanders. This is a smart choice by the Islanders. Tavares will have his day being captain in the future. Tavares can lead without the ‘C’ and this will give him time to play his game and put up points without the pressure of being captain. Streit becomes the first Swiss born captain in NHL history. Streit on being named captain:
It’s a privilege and honor to be the Islanders captain. I think the future is now. We want to win games.
As Arthur Staple of Newsday reported here last night, the Islanders will name their new captain today. I agree with Staple that the new captain will be Mark Streit. My take on the NYI captaincy situation from a few weeks ago can be found here. There are many candidates to wear the ‘A’, but I think the alternate captains will probably be Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen.
The Islanders open their preseason slate on Friday night when they face the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. The Islanders will play three games in five nights to kickoff the preseason as they face the Devils on Saturday night in their home opener in Nassau Coliseum and then play the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night in a game televised by the NHL Network. The Friday and Saturday games will not be televised, but will be streamed live on newyorkislanders.com.
Brad Schlossman, who covers University of North Dakota hockey and college hockey in general for the Grand Forks Herald, took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for TII on New York Islanders prospect Brock Nelson, who is entering is sophomore season at UND. Nelson was selected in the 1st round, 30th overall by the Islanders in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Brad thinks that this is an important upcoming season for Nelson. Read after the jump for the full interview.
From the NY Islanders Official Website:
The New York Islanders announced today that Josh Bailey has agreed to terms on a two-year deal. Bailey, 21, scored 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 70 games last year during his third National Hockey League season. In three years with the Islanders, the Bowmanville, ON, native has totaled 34 goals and 54 assists (88 points) in 211 games. The Islanders selected Bailey in the first round, ninth overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He played in the Ontario Hockey League for three years with the Windsor Spitfires and Owen Sound Attack.
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