Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Islanders retained the services
of restricted free-agent defenseman Travis Hamonic on Friday, agreeing to a
No financial terms were revealed, but Newsday reported it is worth $27 million
for the duration.
"We are excited to come to terms with an important part of our young core as
we look to take the next step in becoming a perennial playoff contender,"
Islanders general manager Garth Snow said. "Travis has shown he is an elite
defenseman in this league and we're thrilled that he'll be a part of the
Islanders organization for seven more years."
The 22-year-old blueliner completed his third NHL campaign with three goals
and 10 points over 48 regular-season games, adding one assist in a six-game
first-round playoff loss to Pittsburgh.
In 183 career games, all with the Islanders, the Winnipeg native has collected
10 scores and 50 assists.
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