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Islanders re-sign Josh Bailey [5 Years, $3.3M per]:

The New York Islanders announced today that Josh Bailey has agreed to terms on a five-year deal.

Bailey, 23, scored 19 points (11 goals, eight assists) in 38 games this past season with the Islanders. The Bowmanville, ON, native also made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, recording three assists in six games during the Islanders’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

“Josh has become an important member of the young core of the players we have in our dressing room,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said. “We’re excited to come to terms with him on a deal that will ensure he is a member of this team as we solidify ourselves as consistent playoff contenders.”

In five years with the Islanders, Bailey has totaled 58 goals and 81 assists (139 points) in 329 regular-season games. In 2010-11, he appeared in 11 American Hockey League games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, averaging well over a point per game with 17 points (six goals, 11 assists).

The Islanders selected Bailey in the first round, ninth overall, of the 2008 NHL Draft. Prior to his professional career, Bailey played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires and Owen Sound Attack. His final OHL season (2007-08), Bailey scored 96 points (29 goals and 67 assists) in 67 games.


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Bust? He's 23. He was rushed into the league yet has achieved more than Kassian has by a wide margin. Bailey will be a very good secondary scorer for a long time, he was on pace for 41 points last season over a 82 game schedule. If he maintains a 40-55 point pace for the duration of the contract he will be a solid player for the Isles.

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You will see it soon. Capuano made the switch to putting Bailey on the top line wing and dropped Moulsen during the playoffs and said that it was something he was wanting to do for a long time. If he stays, and there's a good chance he will, on that wing, he'll put up a fair amount of points playing with Tavares. He's can play in every situation including the PK and is probably the 2nd more skilled guy on the team. 3.3M for the next 5 years is a steal, considering the amount of money being thrown around these days.

Biggest problem for the kid is his consistency and the fact that he is only 23, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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