New York Resigns D Ty Wishart

New York Islander Fan Central | 7/18/2012 07:39:00 PM |
Islanders website reports they have resigned defenseman,Ty Wishart to a one year/two way contract for the 2012-13 season.

NYIFC Comments:
Color me a little shocked at this. Not because he signed the standard one year/two way contract, but that either the Isles gave a player Garth Snow does not mention in terms of making the team as he does deHaan, Donovan, Ness, a raise beyond his qualifying offer that Wishart turned down by Sunday's deadline.

Either that or Wishart after rejecting a guaranteed raise by Sunday's deadline, had a change of heart which in that case means the Isles could have signed him for a lot less.

Bottom line the Isles controlled his rights here, once he turned down his automatic raise (qualifying offer) they could have let him stay home. 

This would again represent a move that would not be going through the motions because he is likely to play for Bridgeport, but will have to clear waivers again if the Isles have an NHL training camp, and is sent down.