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International Islanders

Stories of New York Islanders players representing their countries.

IIHF World Championship: USA off to 2-0 start with wins over Canada, host Danes

Lee, Beauvillier have scored, while Nielsen notched a shootout winner for the home team.

World Championship: Ryan Pulock to Join Mathew Barzal, Jordan Eberle for Team Canada

The Islanders’ Americans, however, may all have other things to do.

Isles prospects to take part in international Karjala Cup

A few Islanders prospects will suit up for their home countries to take part in the Karjala Cup tournament.

de Haan, Sorokin and Seidenberg awarded at 2017 IIHF Worlds

Several Islanders are coming home with some medals and other accolades from the 2017 IIHF World Championships. And Uwe Krupp was there, too!

Linus Söderström: What a difference a year makes

From free agent to champion to mental health advocate, it’s been quite a calendar year for the newly-signed Islander.

Isles and Söderström agree to Entry Level Contract

20-year-old caps off a highly successful year with a new deal and some sweet, sweet krona.

2017 IIHF Men’s Worlds: How to Watch and Stream

This year, six Islanders will represent their countries at the international tournament and you don’t have to be in Germany or France to watch them.

Sorokin joins Team Russia at 2017 World Championships

Islanders goalie prospect Ilya Sorokin win join Team Russia at the IIHF World Championships this week. The 21-year-old was part of Russia’s bronze medal winning team at last year’s tournament.

Greiss, Seidenberg to play for Germany at 2017 World Championships

Goalie Thomas Greiss and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will play for their native Germany at the 2017 IIHF World Championships next month.

Isles Lee, Nelson to play for Team USA at 2017 IIHF Worlds

At this year’s IIHF World Championships in Cologne, Germany and Paris, Islanders forwards and good Minnesota boys Brock Nelson and Anders Lee will be suiting up for Team USA.

Specter of Tavares Sochi injury haunts 2018 NHL Olympics decision

What happened to John Tavares in Sochi could have happened to anyone. And now it’s one of the reasons the NHL won’t be going to South Korea in 2018.

Halak talks World Cup and the language of hockey in Players Tribune

In an article for The Players Tribune, Halak recounts the fun September ride and reminisces about how the team made up of players from eight separate countries came together to win games no one gave them a chance to.

World Cup: Canada strikes twice late, plays final countdown for Europe

John Tavares is a champion. And Jaroslav Halak is going to be seeing shorthanded goals in his sleep for a while as Team Europe’s run ends with a 2-1 loss to Canada in Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey final.

2016 World Cup of Hockey Final: Game 2 thread

In Jaro they trust.

World Cup: Half speed Canada still enough to beat Europe in Game 1

Not what we expected, and yet exactly what we expected. Jaroslav Halak looked good again, making 35 saves in the loss.

Triple Threat Game Thread! Split squad games, World Cup Final Gm 1

No way am I making three threads or three previews for three separate games. Let the chaos commence.

World Cup: Tatar, Halak lead Europe into final with OT win over Swedes

With a 3-2 overtime win over Team Sweden on Sunday, Team Europe will play Canada in the best-of-three final series starting Tuesday.

World Cup: Tavares scores, Canada squashes Russian uprising

Canada moves on to the World Cup finals. And that title is going to get me 10 years in the gulag.

World Cup Semifinal Game Thread: Canada’s time or underdogs ahoy?

In which Bob takes on all of Canada and Krueger’s Krew is playing with house money.

World Cup: Kulemin, Russia join other Isles in semifinals

Hey, it’s an Islanders blog. Gotta keep it on message.

World Cup Game Thread: Russia faces Finland seeking semifinals

The final day of the preliminary round has one game that’s vital and one that’s... not.

World Cup: Halak not enough as Canada conquers Europe

The Islanders goalie was often spectacular Wednesday night, but Team Canada is working on a whole other level.

World Cup Game Thread: Swedes vs. Kids; Europe vs. Canada for seeding

Today’s games at the World Cup of Hockey are of vital importance as the semifinals quickly approach.

World Cup: Isles move on as Europe and Canada qualify for semis

Islanders teammates will move on in the tournament, all looking for a spot in the best-of-three championship series.

World Cup: Tavares scores absolutely stupid goal against Team USA

In Team Canada’s game against Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey, birthday boy John Tavares decided he wanted to take defenseman Matt Niskanen as his personal party favor.

World Cup Game Thread: Rivalry Day! Finns vs Swedes, USA vs Canada

It all comes down to this for Team USA: lose to Canada and their tournament is essentially over. Good luck with that.

2016 World Cup: Europe wins again, forces USA into Canada deathmatch

Team Europe won its second game of the tournament Monday, beating the Czech Republic 3-2 in overtime on Leon Draisaitl’s breakaway goal. Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves.

World Cup Day 3 Game Thread; Halak, Europe go for two

The World Cup of Hockey rolls on with two more games today. Team Europe, coming off their shutout of Team USA on Saturday, faces the Czech Republic, who were shut out by Team Canada.

World Cup Day 2 Game Thread: Kulemin and Russia vs. Sweden

The World Cup of Hockey moves into Day 2 as Group B gets started. Nikolay Kulemin and Russia face Sweden; Finland takes on North America.

2016 World Cup: Halak shuts out Team USA

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped all 35 shots, leading Team Europe to a 3-0 victory over Team USA in the opening game of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

2016 World Cup of Hockey Day 1 Game Thread

At long last, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey finally opens today with two round robin games from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Team Europe - The Battlestar Galactica fleet of the 2016 World Cup

If you weren’t going to root for Team Europe at the World Cup, this nerdy nonsense probably won’t change your mind.