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Islanders News: Simon says sign here

Also: Beauvillier knows his turn to sign will come.

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NHL: JUN 21 NHL Draft
It was ELC day for the 2019 Draft Class.
Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It was ELC signing day for much of the 2019 1st-round class, and the Islanders did not miss out on the party.

Islanders News

  • The Islanders signed the 23rd overall pick, Simon Holmstrom, to his ELC. In Lou style, there are no performance bonuses. [LHH | Post | Newsday | Isles]
  • Anthony Beauvillier and his agent know a contract for the RFA will come in due course. He’s not worried. And he believes the Isles had to keep their captain. [NHL in French]
  • Belmont is becoming a bright bet. [Newsday]


  • It was ELC signing day all around for this summer’s first rounders: The Jets signed Ville Heinola. [TSN] The Sabres signed Dylan Cozens [Die By The Blade] The Senators signed Lassi Thomson. [TSN]
  • Andre Burakovsky has signed with the Avalanche after being acquired from the Capitals. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Where should the remaining big UFAs sign? [ESPN]
  • How long does the typical cap-era Stanley Cup contender window last? It depends. [Athletic]
  • Various bits, including long-term deals, short-term deals, and why Tyson Barrie isn’t crazy to expect $8 million(?!) on his next deal. [Sportsnet]
  • This is a pretty cool look into the thought process for GM, player and agent in the Jordan Binnington contract extension, which takes him to UFA. [Athletic]
  • Domestic violence blueliner Slava Voynov will not return to the NHL this year; he’s signed back in the KHL. [Sportsnet]
  • Merrimack is going through a rebuild with gobs and gobs of freshmen. [Gophers Hockey]
  • A guy Barrie has made too pricey under the Leafs’ cap, Jake Gardiner could make sense for the Sabres. [Die By The Blade]
  • Lather, rinse, repeat: Defensive issues could cost the Oilers in 2018 2019 2020. [TSN]
  • With Paul Holmgrem retiring, the firing of Ron Hextall last fall has added context. [BSH]
  • William Nylander announced he’s changing to #88 (and Leafs Nation went all outraged, probably). [TSN]
  • The Philly bar which started “Play Gloria,” which became a Blues Stanley Cup run thing, is seeking royalties on the royalties. [ESPN]
  • Carlo Colaiacovo joins the interview of old teammate Ryan O’Reilly to talk the Cup, and salads. [TSN audio]
  • Playing “What If?”: If the Sharks had lost in the first round to Vegas? [Fear The Fin]
  • Robby Fabbri visited his grandfather in the hospital with the Stanley Cup. [TSN]