Islanders sign Grabovski and Kulemin to four-year deals
After remaining fairly quiet on the first day of free agency, the Islanders made a splash Wednesday by making a pair of notable signings.
Isles sign Kulemin 4 yrs/$16.75 M and Grabovski 4 yrs / $20 M — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 2, 2014
After playing the majority of his NHL career in Toronto, Grabovski spent last season with the Capitals. He had 35 points (13 goals, 22 assists) in 58 games for Washington.
Grabovski will be reunited with his former Maple Leaf teammate Kulemin in New York. Kulemin, 27, spent the last six seasons with Toronto. Kulemin scored a career-high 30 goals in 2010-11, but has struggled in recent years. Over the past three seasons, he only has a total of 23 goals.
The duo will look to improve an Islanders offense which ranked in the middle of the pack last year in scoring.