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Mathew Barzal Agrees To Contract, Back On Ice With Islanders

Mathew Barzal Agrees To Contract, Back On Ice With Islanders

Mathew Barzal joined his New York Islanders on the ice for his first practice of training camp Saturday after agreeing to a contract.

Mathew Barzal joined the New York Islanders on the ice Saturday for his first practice of training camp after agreeing to a $21 million, three-year contract.

The 23-year-old star forward missed the first few days of camp as the NHL’s most prominent unsigned restricted free agent. General manager Lou Lamoriello was confident a deal would get done, and it did five days before the Islanders open the season at the rival Rangers.

Barzal will count $7 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. He still will be a restricted free agent when this contract expires.

He led the Islanders with 60 points on 19 goals and 41 assists in 68 games last season. The 2015 first-round pick had 17 points in 22 playoff games during their run to the Eastern Conference final and has become New York’s best offensive player.

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