Kyle Palmieri to remain with Islanders, will sign long-term deal

The responsible objective-scorer will adhere close to on Very long Island extensive-time period.

It appears to be like like the New York Islanders preferred what they noticed from the veteran winger Kyle Palmieri.

On Wednesday early morning, it was verified that Palmieri will be signing a extensive-time period deal to keep on being with the Islanders, whilst the terms of the deal have but to be revealed.

Palmieri, together with Travis Zajac, were being obtained from the New Jersey Devils at the trade deadline. All round, Palmieri did not have the greatest of seasons. Over the past 5 or so yrs, he’s been one particular of the greatest and most underrated objective-scorers in hockey.

That wasn’t the circumstance in 2020-21, but he did rating some big targets in big times all through the Islanders’ playoff operate.

Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello, who drafted Palmieri, was eager to bring the winger above and obviously would like to lock him up for the near long term. If the thirty-year-previous can regain his good scoring contact, the Islanders’ offense will look even improved upcoming period.

Palmieri will possibly enjoy on the third line, as he did for considerably of his time with New York upon getting traded, or as the leading line RW, replacing Jordan Eberle, who is now a Seattle Kraken.