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One-on-One with former Islander Dennis Seidenberg

On Thursday night, the St. Regis Hotel hosted the 15th Annual Orthopaedic Foundation dinner.  There will be a full recap of the event in a later post, but one of the esteemed guests of the evening was former New York Islander and Stanley Cup champion Dennis Seidenberg.

Seidenberg retired at the beginning of this season and is currently serving a new role on the Islanders for the foreseeable future.  We caught up with Dennis at the event to see how retirement was treating him.


On life after hockey and retirement

It’s been great so far.  I’m still with the team helping some of the young guys.  I appreciate all that the Islanders organization has done for me and Lou has been an integral part of my post-playing career.  He’s brought me back into the organization and has welcomed me with open arms.

Retirement has been good.  I have a little more free time than before but still keeping busy.  My wife just opened up a store on Long Island so we’re here on the Island for a very long time.

On the success of the Islanders so far

I mean it’s great but we know what we have here.  We have a great group of guys and I’m happy to see hard work be rewarded.  I love Long Island and like I said before we’re going to be here for a long time.

On his favorite houseguest

(Laughs) Well Noah and Barzy are two completely different people.  We love having them both and they could not be more opposite.  Barzy was fantastic and he’s such a great person and player.  He would play with my kids a lot and always be around, even if he was a little messy sometimes.

Noah is a great kid.  He’s even younger than Barzy was so he’s certainly quieter.  He’s just very respectful and we’re happy that we could have both of them.


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