COL:

0

BUF:

0

07:00 ET

NSH:

0

NJD:

0

07:00 ET

TBL:

0

PHI:

0

07:00 ET

VGK:

0

PIT:

0

07:00 ET

CAR:

0

STL:

0

08:00 ET

EDM:

0

MIN:

0

08:00 ET

ANA:

0

DAL:

0

08:30 ET

MTL:

0

CGY:

0

09:00 ET

FLA:

0

VAN:

0

10:00 ET

WSH:

0

SEA:

0

10:00 ET

ARI:

0

LAK:

0

10:30 ET

Report: Islanders announce three RFA deals with Dobson, Bellows, and Romanov

Throughout the highs and lows of the offseason for the New York Islanders and their fans, one thing everyone knew was coming was one random morning when General Manager Lou Lamoriello would announce three or four contracts.

Monday morning was that day.

The team announced three contracts signed with restricted free agents Keifer Bellows, Noah Dobson, and newly acquired Alexander Romanov. Bellows’ deal is just for one season as both Dobson and Romanov’s will be for three years.

Bellows, 24, played 45 games in the NHL last season for the Isles, and the former first-round pick recorded just six goals and 13 assists for 19 points. Bellows played for team USA in the IIHF World Championship this past spring and added two goals and three assists in 10 games while losing in the bronze medal game.

Bellows’s contract is worth $1.2 million per season against the cap, and he will be an arbitration-eligible RFA after the season.

Dobson is coming off a breakout performance last season, scoring 13 goals with 38 assists for 51 points, becoming the first Islanders defenseman to score 50 or more points in a season since Mark Streit in 2008-09. The 2018 first-rounder stepped in as the power-play quarterback as he led the team in power-play points with 22. He also led the team in total ice time and time on ice per game last season.

Dobson’s contract is worth $4 million per season and he will be an RFA when this contract expires.

Romanov was acquired from the Montreal Canadiens at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for the 13th overall pick. Entering just his third NHL season, Romanov played 79 games last season and was fourth overall and second among defensemen in time on ice on a Montreal team that finished 32nd last season. Romanov is a physical defenseman known for throwing big hits. He recorded 205 hits last season, which ranked 7th among all defensemen and 23rd overall.

Romanov’s contract is worth $2.5 Million per season against the cap, and he will be a restricted free agent when his deal expires.

Lamoriello will be speaking to the media at 1 P.M. Dobson, Romanov, and Bellows will be speaking at 2 P.M.

Trade Season is Approaching Cue’ the Duck Boats Pod

The boys squeak in an episode before Jake heads off to Florida. They touch on the Bruins' recent milestones, especially Bergerons 1000 points. They head over to the metro to see can Pittsburgh and Washington turn things around before heading out west to take Shane Wright and the Seattle Krakheads.Thanks for listening! Please rate and review our show on your favorite listening platform. Check out our partner's website at www.insidetherink.com for all your latest hockey news.
  1. Trade Season is Approaching
  2. Interview W/ Bruins' Johnny Beecher
  3. Everybody's Upset
  4. The Reverse Retro Review W/ @Garth_wickham
  5. Early Season Surprises

Donny Savitsky

People ask what I talk about in the summer with no hockey, I still talk about hockey.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Real Reason Why Gary Bettman is Set On NHL in Arizona Revealed

The existence of the Arizona Coyotes is an interesting and frustrating one all at the same time. Even with the franchise not proving they can stay in one city, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is still set on the NHL being a part of Arizona. The good news is they will finally be getting that new […]

Read More
Dallas Eakins

Will Dallas Eakins be fired before the season ends?

Frustrating loss after frustrating loss, Ducks head coach Dalla Eakins has been the center of attention in Anaheim as there is speculation that his job is in jeopardy. Last April, the Ducks decided to pick up the club option of Eakins’ contract for the 2022-2023 season after finishing the 2021-2022 season 31-37-14 (76 points). Last […]

Read More

NY Rangers Game 24 Recap: Halak, Lindgren Help Rangers Take Down Ottawa 3-1

The Rangers came into this game against Ottawa, losers of three straight, with inconsistent levels of play and an increasingly concerned fanbase. While it was probably still not the complete game they were searching for, the team was able to secure the victory behind an excellent Jaroslav Halak in net, who got his first win […]

Read More