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Greiss Signs Three-Year Deal With Islanders

Greiss Signs Three-Year Deal With Islanders

Thomas Greiss has agreed to a new three-year deal with the New York Islanders, the club confirmed on Monday.

Though the Islanders did not disclose the financial details of the new deal, it is believed to be worth a total of $10 million, with a cap hit of $3.33 million per season.

Originally selected in the third round (94th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by San Jose, Greiss joined the Islanders as a free agent on July 1, 2015 and went on to post a 23-11-4 record during his first year with the team, playing in a career high 41 games before backstopping the Islanders to the Eastern Conference semi finals for the first time in 23 years.

Greiss has continued his good form in this season, going 14-7-3 with a .928 save percentage and 2.25 goals-against average.

The German internationals play was also a significant factor in the Islanders decision to demote former number one Jaroslav Halak on January 1, with Greiss now poised to continue in the starting role for the foreseeable future.

The organisation controversially opted to continue with it’s three goaltender rotation policy through the first half of the season; a move Halak had publicly expressed his concern at previously and, despite a strong showing at the World Cup of Hockey, something which had left Halak’s place on the team open for question during the past twelve months.

It now seems likely the Islanders will expose Halak at the upcoming expansion draft, with the experienced Slovak likely to be high on Las Vegas list of potential goaltender selections.

About The Author

Rob McGregor

A member of the InGoal Magazine family since 2014, Rob is also one half of the Elite Ice Hockey League's media team over in the UK. A former goaltender in Great Britain's third tier National League (NIHL), Rob is also the editor of the One Puck Short blog and host of the One Puck Short podcast, and has previously worked for the BBC.

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