Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Newsday: Greg Logan reports in Newsday's Islander blog defenseman Brendan Witt has signed a two year contract extension with the club worth $6 million with his new contract running throught 2010-11 season.
Tsn.ca: Reported Witt's signing earlier tonight without the numbers.
Islanders website: Reports the signing with comments from Garth Snow and Brendan Witt.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
For those keeping score at home that means Mr Witt will be here for the next three seasons with his 2.5m contract running for 2008-09 before this contract begins.
Seems Mr Witt has bought into the clubs long-term plans, that's a heck of a good signing considering what other defenders have been receiving.
Well done job by Islander management on this one. I kind of expected Sutton to replace Witt.
This seems to lock up a lot up almost the entire defense for the next two season and makes me wonder could the club shop Bruno Gervais with his restricted status or another defender unless someone is expected by out injured much longer than reported?
Chris Campoli was signed on 7/16 for those looking for a time frame or reference point with regard to contract signings.
Just to recap:
Witt-signed through 2010-11
Martinek-signed for next two years.
Sutton-signed for next two years.
Campoli-signed for next two years.
Meyer-signed for next two years.
Streit-signed for next five years.
Hillen-signed for next two years.
Kohn-signed through next season.
One thing for sure, this group needs depth because it's unlikely all six will stay healthy for long.
Newsday: Greg Logan has an article for the paper on the Isles Masterson nominee being resigned by the club.