July 1st has not been kind to the New York Islanders in recent years. From the departures of Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and John Tavares to today, where the Islanders were spurned by Artemi Panarin, who took less money to sign with the Rangers.
The Islanders were able to come to an agreement with Anders Lee as the captain signed a seven-year, $49 million contract.
The goalie carousel continues for the Islanders as Robin Lehner leaves for Chicago on a one-year deal. Enter Seymon Varlamov, who signed a four-year deal and will likely provide a bridge to Ilya Sorokin.