Joshua Bailey (born October 2, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing and serving as alternate captain for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected ninth overall by the Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and has remained with the organization since.
Bailey with the New York Islanders in March 2018
October 2, 1989|
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team||New York Islanders|
9th overall, 2008|
New York Islanders
Amateur and juniorEdit
Bailey grew up in Clarington, Ontario, playing AAA for the Clarington Toros of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association's (OMHA) Eastern AAA League. He was drafted in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) priority selection by the Owen Sound Attack in May 2005. He was traded by the Attack to the Windsor Spitfires during the 2006–07 season.
Bailey was selected ninth overall by the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Islanders' General Manager Garth Snow traded down twice in the draft (from fifth to seventh, and seventh to ninth) to acquire Bailey. On October 2, 2008, his 19th birthday, the Islanders signed Bailey to a three-year, $900,000 contract.
Shortly after on October 7, 2008, the team announced that Bailey would begin the 2008–09 season with the team in the NHL, but his debut was delayed by an injury sustained during a preseason game. He scored his first goal in the league on January 2, 2009, against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes.
After a strong start[clarification needed] to the 2010–11 season, he was injured; upon returning, he had no points in a 13-game stretch, prompting the Islanders to send Bailey to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, in late November after Bailey had played 159 games in the NHL, one game before Bailey would have had to clear waivers to be sent down to the AHL, which starts at 160 NHL games. Bailey played 11 games in the AHL and scored six goals and 11 assists before being brought back up to play with the Islanders again.
With the 2012–13 NHL lockout in effect, Bailey was signed to a temporary lockout contract with German second division club SC Bietigheim Steelers on November 9, 2012. Bailey accumulated 11 points in six games with the Steelers before returning to North America. The Islanders announced on January 15, 2013, that they had suspended Bailey due to sustaining an injury while playing for the Steelers, and that he would not collect any pay from the team during the suspension.
Bailey signed a 5-year, $16.5 million contract with the Islanders on July 13, 2013.
Bailey scored his first career hat trick in a 4–6 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 14, 2017. He was selected to his first NHL All-Star Game on January 10, 2018. On February 23, 2018, Bailey agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Islanders.
On April 10, 2019, Bailey scored his first Playoff NHL overtime winner against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2005–06||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||55||7||19||26||8||11||0||0||0||0|
|2006–07||Owen Sound Attack||OHL||27||11||15||26||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||New York Islanders||NHL||68||7||18||25||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||New York Islanders||NHL||73||16||19||35||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New York Islanders||NHL||70||11||17||28||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||11||6||11||17||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New York Islanders||NHL||80||13||19||32||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||New York Islanders||NHL||38||11||8||19||6||6||0||3||3||0|
|2013–14||New York Islanders||NHL||77||8||30||38||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New York Islanders||NHL||70||15||26||41||12||7||2||3||5||0|
|2015–16||New York Islanders||NHL||81||12||20||32||22||9||2||1||3||2|
|2016–17||New York Islanders||NHL||82||13||43||56||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||New York Islanders||NHL||76||18||53||71||17||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||New York Islanders||NHL||82||16||40||56||21||8||4||2||6||0|
- "Islanders ink first round pick Josh Bailey". Daily News. October 2, 2008.
- "Islanders start season with Bailey". The Sports Network. October 7, 2008. Retrieved October 22, 2008.
- "JOSH BAILEY ASSIGNED ON LOAN TO SOUND TIGERS". soundtigers.com. November 24, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
- "Steelers sign NHL star Bailey". SC Bietigheim-Bissingen (in German). November 9, 2012. Archived from the original on November 15, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
- O'Brien, James (January 15, 2013). "Isles suspend Bailey, Joensuu because of overseas injuries". NBC Sports. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
- "Josh Bailey agrees to new deal". ESPN.com. ESPN. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- Herrmann, Mark (14 December 2017). "Josh Bailey credits 'goal scorers' John Tavares and Anders Lee for his high assists mark". Columbus, OH: Newsday. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- Young, Ryan (14 December 2017). "Josh Bailey nets hat trick in Islanders' 6-4 loss to Blue Jackets". sportingnews.com. Sporting News. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- "NHL reveals All-Star Game rosters". NHL.com. January 10, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
- "Bailey agrees to six-year contract with Islanders". NHL.com. February 23, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
- "Bailey replaces Dunn on Canada WHC roster". tsn.ca. April 16, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.