The New York Islanders have announced that they have resigned goalie Evgeni Nabokov to a one year deal worth 3.25 million dollars.
In nine NHL seasons with San Jose, Nabokov appeared in 563 games, posting a 293-178-29-37 (W-L-T-OT) record with a 2.39 GAA and a .912 save%. He also played in 80 NHL playoff games with San Jose, posting a 40-38 record with a 2.29 GAA and a .913 save%.
After being picked up on waivers Jan. 22, 2011, the Islanders signed him to a one year deal for this past season and have again done the same for next season.
At the time when he was resigned last season, Islanders GM Garth Snow had this to say:
“Evgeni has proven that he can still play at an elite level in the NHL. He’s given us a chance to win every night and we’re excited to have him back for another season.”
The Islanders decided to resign the 37-year-old Evgeni because despite his age, he was able to maintain a 23-11-7 record with 1036 saves and 2.50 GAA.
Check out some of his career highlights
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