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A Seven-Year Contract For Johnny Boychuck With The New York Islanders

from the New York Islanders,

The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Johnny Boychuk has agreed to terms on a seven-year deal, signing through the 2021-22 season.

Boychuk, 31, leads all Islanders defensemen in points (32), assists (25) and plus-minus rating (+17) through 59 games this season. The Edmonton, Alberta native has already established career highs in goals (seven), assists and points in his first season with the Islanders and ninth professional season.

“Johnny’s influence in our dressing room, both on and off the ice, has been immeasurable,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said. “His veteran presence is an asset that we are thrilled to help lead our club.”

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SYF's avatar

Damn.  I wanted that guy.  He’s like a puck-moving version of Bob Rouse.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 03/12/15 at 03:09 PM ET

Kaszycki and his Krew's avatar

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES !!!!!

One YES for each year ! 

JB is KILLING it on Long Island and he has become such a fan favorite. 

So we have JB and Leddy for 7 years - Hamonic for 6 more - and own rights to deHaan, Pulock, Reinhart, Hickey and Donovan…...

Not too shabby.  Congrats to Johnny Rocket - good deal for him and the team.

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 03/12/15 at 03:11 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 03/12/15 at 03:11 PM ET

Congrats, but you know, STFU.  I hate you.  I don’t wanna see you post again about Boychuk.  Ever.

wink

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 03/12/15 at 03:13 PM ET

aerodude's avatar

Fairly reasonable deal, feels like summer and the Wings missing out on another UFA Dman.

Posted by aerodude on 03/12/15 at 03:19 PM ET

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Looking out at their cap numbers, and the JT contract looks more and more like a steal.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/12/15 at 03:20 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

Man, all these deals like this just serve to make DeKeyser’s future raise bigger.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 03/12/15 at 04:31 PM ET

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A good team with good young corps of players locked up for a while and a lot of cap space.

Remember when Garth Snow was a laughingstock?

Posted by Garth on 03/12/15 at 04:32 PM ET

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