New York Islanders agree to one-year deal with goaltender Kevin Poulin
The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with goaltender Kevin Poulin, the team announced Thursday.
Poulin and the Islanders were set to go to arbitration next Wednesday.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to Mike Brehm of USA Today, Poulin will make $650,000 if he plays for the Islanders and $175,000 at the AHL level. $275,000 of the contract is guaranteed.
The 24-year-old made $577,500 last season in the NHL and $65,000 with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
In 28 games for the Islanders last season, Poulin posted a 11-16-1 record, with a .891 save percentage and a 3.29 goals-against-average.
Last season the Islanders played a combination of Evgeni Nabokov, Poulin and Anders Nilsson, who had the third-highest goals-against average in the league last season.
The Islanders selected Poulin in the fifth round of the 2008 NHL Draft.
- Sarah Barshop