HockeyIslanders re-sign Brock Nelson to six-year contract by Chris Passarelli May 23, 2019 In what should be deemed a heralded move by Islanders’ President and GM Lou Lamoriello, the New York Islanders and Brock Nelson have agreed to a six year contract. The contract is for $6M AAV and term figures were first broken by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman;6×6 https://t.co/Nip9YKs0K2— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 23, 2019The Islanders needed to re-sign Nelson because of their alarming lack of depth at center. Sure they may have overpaid for him in terms of market value, but the combination of a career year by Nelson (25 G, 28 A, 53 points) and a lack of depth in the free agent market makes it a home run for both Nelson and the Islanders.Nelson would have most likely been the most highly coveted center not named Matt Duchene in free agency. The Islanders and Nelson are both happy to have gotten the deal done, and although he could have gotten more elsewhere, felt that Long Island was the only place he’s ever wanted to be;Brock Nelson: “You could wait it out, but this is the only place I’ve ever been. It’s a great place to live, especially now with kids. We love it here and were very happy to be here another six years.” #Isles— Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) May 23, 2019Next on Lamoriello’s checklist is to re-sign Captain Anders Lee and goaltender Robin Lehner. The chances of the Islanders being able to re-sign all four major free agents (Nelson, Lee, Lehner and Eberle) are slim to none so Jordan Eberle will most likely be gone by July. However, there’s always a chance they can strike a team friendly deal. This is a step in the right direction with the first move in the Isles’ off-season. Post Views: 864The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsChris PassarelliFootball Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead WriterLatest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) NFL Network to Premiere ‘The Top 100 Players of 2020’ on July 26 - July 22, 2020 The ‘Toilet Bowl’ may be coming to Western New York - July 16, 2020 Bigger is Better; SoFi Stadium Completes Largest Videoboard in Sports - July 1, 2020 Smoltz, Vrabel and Brown talk American Century Championship and Everything in Between - June 30, 2020 Related TopicsAnders LeeBrock NelsonFeatureLou LamorielloMatt DucheneNew York IslandersRobin Lehner Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020More in Hockey Tim Peel is Discharged After Caught on Hot MicTim Peel was Discharged from the NHL After He was Caught on the Hot... NHL, Amazon Web Services Partner to Develop New Stats, Data, and InsightsThe National Hockey League (NHL) is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an... You Know I’m Right, Episode 81: ESPN’s Arda Ocal (Audio/Video)On the 81st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 80: MSG Network’s Bill Pidto (Audio/Video)On the 80th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... 5 Minute Major – Season 2, Episode 29 – Stanley Cup Western Conference Final & Kakko/Hughes Debate After IIHF World Championships, will the Devils choose Kakko?