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2016–17 New York Islanders season

The 2016–17 New York Islanders season was the 45th season in the franchise's history.[1] It was their second season in the Barclays Center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, which they moved into after leaving Nassau Coliseum in Nassau County on Long Island at the conclusion of the 2014–15 season. The Islanders attempted to improve upon their 45–27–10 record from the previous season, in which they defeated the Florida Panthers to win their first playoff series since 1993, but fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games in the second round. However, they were unable to accomplish this as they finished the season with a 41–29–12 record, missing the playoffs by one point.

2016–17 New York Islanders
Division5th Metropolitan
Conference9th Eastern
2016–17 record41–29–12
Home record22–12–7
Road record19–17–5
Goals for241
Goals against242
Team information
General ManagerGarth Snow
CoachJack Capuano (Oct. 9 – Jan. 17)
Doug Weight (Jan. 17 – Apr. 9)
CaptainJohn Tavares
Alternate captainsCal Clutterbuck
Travis Hamonic
Andrew Ladd
ArenaBarclays Center
Minor league affiliate(s)Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Missouri Mavericks (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsAnders Lee (34)
AssistsJosh Bailey (43)
PointsJohn Tavares (66)
Penalty minutesTravis Hamonic (60)
Plus/minusDennis Seidenberg (+25)
WinsThomas Greiss (26)
Goals against averageThomas Greiss (2.69)

Contents

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
4 x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
5 New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
6 Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
7 Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
8 New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Game Log[3]

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statisticsEdit

Final Stats

Skaters
Regular season[4]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
John Tavares 77 28 38 66 4 38
Josh Bailey 82 13 43 56 5 12
Anders Lee 81 34 18 52 9 56
Nick Leddy 81 11 35 46 –3 12
Brock Nelson 81 20 25 45 –6 36
Jason Chimera 82 20 13 33 1 40
Andrew Ladd 78 23 8 31 –14 45
Ryan Strome 69 13 17 30 –8 40
Casey Cizikas 59 8 17 25 9 30
Calvin de Haan 82 5 20 25 15 36
Anthony Beauvillier 66 9 15 24 1 10
Nikolay Kulemin 72 12 11 23 3 18
Johnny Boychuk 66 6 17 23 11 19
Dennis Seidenberg 73 5 17 22 25 32
Cal Clutterbuck 66 5 15 20 2 28
Thomas Hickey 76 4 16 20 –1 35
Shane Prince 50 5 13 18 –9 18
Alan Quine 61 5 13 18 –2 8
Travis Hamonic 49 3 11 14 –21 60
Joshua Ho-Sang 21 4 6 10 1 12
Adam Pelech 44 3 7 10 –5 6
Scott Mayfield 25 2 7 9 –1 35
Stephen Gionta 26 1 5 6 9 2
Ryan Pulock 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mathew Barzal 2 0 0 0 –2 6
Connor Jones 4 0 0 0 1 2
Bracken Kearns 2 0 0 0 –1 2
Goaltenders
Regular season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Thomas Greiss 51 49 2,813:17 26 18 5 126 2.69 1,453 0.913 3 0 1 0
Jaroslav Halak 28 26 1,605:29 12 9 5 75 2.80 885 0.915 2 0 1 0
Jean-Francois Berube 14 7 526:49 3 2 2 30 3.42 271 0.889 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Islanders. Stats reflect time with the Islanders only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Islanders only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

RosterEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Anthony Beauvillier 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL point
1st career NHL assist
October 13, 2016
Mathew Barzal 1st career NHL game October 15, 2016
Anthony Beauvillier 1st career NHL goal October 18, 2016
Travis Hamonic 400th career NHL game October 21, 2016
Johnny Boychuk 100th career NHL assist October 21, 2016
Ryan Strome 100th career NHL point October 23, 2016
Casey Cizikas 300th career NHL game November 1, 2016
Ryan Strome 200th career NHL game November 3, 2016
John Tavares 500th career NHL point January 13, 2016
Jason Chimera 1000th career NHL game February 4, 2017
Joshua Ho-Sang 1st career NHL game March 2, 2017
Joshua Ho-Sang 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
March 7, 2017
Joshua Ho-Sang 1st career NHL assist March 11, 2017

TransactionsEdit

Following the end of the Islanders' 2015–16 season, and during the 2016–17 season, this team has been involved in the following transactions:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25) To Chicago Blackhawks
4th-round pick in 2016
6th-round pick in 2017
To New York Islanders
CBJ's 4th-round pick in 2016
[5]
June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25) To Philadelphia Flyers
4th-round pick in 2017
To New York Islanders
SJS's 4th-round pick in 2016
[5]