Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has the roster status of most players in organization entering the summer so I wanted to include it here. He does have a question on Dylan Reese.
(Numbers in parentheses for signed players are years remaining on the contract; those without numbers are signed only through next season.)
SIGNED: Rick DiPietro (10), Al Montoya, Kevin Poulin (2), Mark Streit (2), Calvin de Haan (3), Mark Eaton, Travis Hamonic, Milan Jurcina, Mark Katic, Mike Mottau, Andrew MacDonald (3), Trent Hunter (2), Matt Martin, Matt Moulson (3), Nino Niederreiter (3), Frans Nielsen, P.A. Parenteau, John Tavares
GROUP II: Josh Bailey, Blake Comeau, Michael Grabner, Micheal Haley, Jesse Joensuu, Kyle Okposo, Bruno Gervais, Jack Hillen, Dylan Reese (V-320), Ty Wishart
GROUP III: Trevor Gillies, Zenon Konopka, Doug Weight, Radek Martinek, Evgeni Nabokov (if his contract isn’t tolled)
SIGNED: Mikko Koskinen, Matt Donovan (3), Anton Klementyev (2), Aaron Ness (3), Justin DiBenedetto, Rhett Rakhshani, Tony Romano, David Ullstrom (2)
GROUP II: Dustin Kohn, Robin Figren, Tomas Marcinko, Rob Hisey
GROUP III: Andy Hilbert (V), Jeremy Yablonski (V-320), Nathan Lawson, Joel Martin
GROUP VI: Jeremy Colliton (V)
AHL (unrestricted): Mark Wotton (V), Matt Campanale, Brett Motherwell, Benn Olson, Corey Syvret, Steve Tarasuk, Chris Barton, Jean Bourbeau, Brett Gallant, Phil Ginand, Tyler McNeely, Shayne Neigum, Joe Pereira, Mike Sellitto, Mike Sgroi, Justin Taylor
UNSIGNED DRAFT PICK: Brian Day (free agent if not signed by Aug. 15)
ELIGIBLE FOR NHL DRAFT: Art Bidlevskii, Alex O’Neil, Cameron Wind
Group II players are restricted free agents. The other free agents are all unrestricted. (V) indicates he’ll be a veteran next year. (V-320) means he qualifies as that one exempt player a night with 320 or fewer pro games.
I’m not positive on Reese, and if I was thinking ahead, I’d have asked him, ’cause he and a few other guys were here. Reese is 25 with less than 80 NHL games, but I think this was only his second year on an NHL contract.
Prospect blog has been updated to include all changes for 2011-12, including the ending of the Odessa affiliation.
Saw mistakes on Rakhshani who was a rookie this season and signed a three year contract last year and Klementyev who just completed his second season with Bridgeport but Mr Fornabaio will make necessary corrections.
As for overall prospect base: Shane Simms, Casey Cizikas, Brian Day and Anders Nilsson are to the best of my knowledge the players who must be signed by 6/1 or their 22nd birthday or upon graduation from college.
Kirill Kabanov was drafted last summer, the Islanders retain his rights for another season even with questions on transfer agreement with Russian.
Kirill Petrov's contract has another year to run in Russia.
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