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Adam Pelech signs 8-year extension with New York Islanders

On Friday morning, the New York Islanders announced their most significant deal of the offseason.

Defenseman Adam Pelech avoided arbitration, agreeing to an eight-year extension with the club. The deal reportedly has a $5.75 million AAV.

Pelech, who turns 27 on Aug. 16, emerged as one of the better defensemen in the NHL last season. He produced 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 56 games last season with the Islanders.

Offensive production isn’t his calling card, however.

The Islanders originally drafted Pelech in the third round (65th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. He has 75 points (16 goals, 59 assists) in 303 career regular-season games and has added 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 48 career postseason games.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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