Hunter awarded 1.55m from Arbitrator, Islanders accept

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/03/2007 11:11:00 AM | | | |
The arbitration has ruled on Trent Hunter's contract for the 2006-07 season, he will make 1.55m in 2007-08, a 500,000 raise as perNewsday

Islanders gm Garth Snow had the following comments on

"Letting Trent go was never a consideration for us," said Islanders general manager Garth Snow. "He's an important piece to our team; that was never up for debate. We're glad he'll be in an Islanders uniform in September."

Islanders have accepted the award, he cannot be traded. This does set the stage for his departure next summer unless a long-term deal can be worked out, given they could not get a deal done before this hearing, what will be different come the trade deadline or next summer?

As I wrote in another topic, this is where you spend the money you saved by not signing Jason Blake.