2010–11 New York Islanders season

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2010–11 New York Islanders
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 14th Eastern
2010–11 record 30-39-13
Home record 17-18-6
Road record 13-21-7
Goals for 229
Goals against 264
Team information
General Manager Garth Snow
Coach Scott Gordon (Oct-Nov)
Jack Capuano (Nov-Apr) interim
Captain Doug Weight
Alternate captains Kyle Okposo
Mark Streit
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Average attendance 11,059 (68.1%)
Team leaders
Goals Michael Grabner (34)
Assists John Tavares (38)
Points Tavares (67)
Penalties in minutes Zenon Konopka (307)
Plus/minus Frans Nielsen
Grabner (+13)
Wins Al Montoya (9)
Goals against average Montoya (2.39)
<2009–10 2011–12>

The 2010–11 New York Islanders season was the 39th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 6, 1972.[1]

The Islanders posted a regular season record of 30 wins, 39 losses, and 13 overtime/shootout losses for 73 points, failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

Off season[edit]

The Islanders selected forward Nino Niederreiter with the fifth-overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Niederreiter became the highest-drafted Swiss-born player in National Hockey League history.[2]

Throughout the off-season, the Islanders added defensemen Milan Jurcina, Mark Eaton, and Mike Mottau, as well as forwards Zenon Konopka and P. A. Parenteau through free agency.[3][4]

In a July 30 trade with the Anaheim Ducks, the Islanders acquired defenseman James Wisniewski in exchange for a conditional third-round draft pick in 2011.[5]

Most notably, the Islanders lost forward Kyle Okposo and defenseman Mark Streit to two accidental and separate shoulder injuries during training camp, both requiring surgeries.[4][6] These injuries effectively removed two top-line players for the Islanders, as they were expected to remain out for three and six months, respectively.[7]

Meanwhile, arena issues continued to follow the franchise, as owner Charles Wang's proposed The Lighthouse Project was met with continued obstacles from local authorities.[8][9] Both sides remain at odds, and little progress has been made since.

Regular season[edit]

After a ten-game losing streak, the Islanders changed coaches on November 15, moving Scott Gordon into an adviser to the General Manager position and naming the Bridgeport Sound Tigers head coach, Jack Capuano, as their interim head coach.[10] The Islanders ended a near franchise tying record of 15 straight games without a win on November 26 against the New Jersey Devils. The Islanders won 2-0 with Rick DiPietro securing the shutout. The Islanders ended the season with the worst average attendance in the NHL with an average of 11,059 (68.1% full).[11]

The Islanders finished the regular season having scored the most shorthanded goals, with 15.[12]

Playoffs[edit]

On March 26, the Islanders were mathematically eliminated when the Buffalo Sabres defeated the New Jersey Devils. The Islanders last made the playoffs in the 2006–07 season.

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Atlantic Division[13]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y-Philadelphia Flyers 82 47 23 12 44 259 223 106
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 49 25 8 39 238 199 106
3 New York Rangers 82 44 33 5 35 233 198 93
4 New Jersey Devils 82 38 39 5 35 174 209 81
5 New York Islanders 82 30 39 13 26 229 264 73

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Washington Capitals SE 82 48 23 11 43 224 197 107
2 y – Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 47 23 12 44 259 223 106
3 y – Boston Bruins NE 82 46 25 11 44 246 195 103
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 49 25 8 39 238 199 106
5 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 46 25 11 40 247 240 103
6 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 44 30 8 41 216 209 96
7 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 43 29 10 38 245 229 96
8 New York Rangers AT 82 44 33 5 35 233 198 93
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 31 11 35 236 239 91
10 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 37 34 11 32 218 251 85
11 New Jersey Devils AT 82 38 39 5 35 174 209 81
12 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 34 36 12 29 223 269 80
13 Ottawa Senators NE 82 32 40 10 30 192 250 74
14 New York Islanders AT 82 30 39 13 26 229 264 73
15 Florida Panthers SE 82 30 40 12 26 195 229 72

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Placed first in conference (and division)
AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2010-11 Game Log: 30-39-13, 73 Points (Home: 17-18-6; Road: 13-21-7)

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
# Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
39 DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 26 1533 8 14 4 88 3.44 773 .886 1 0 1 25
30 Roloson, DwayneDwayne Roloson 20 1206 6 13 1 53 2.64 629 .916 0 0 1 2
35 Montoya, AlAl Montoya 21 1154 9 5 5 46 2.39 585 .921 1 0 1 2
60 Poulin, KevinKevin Poulin 10 491 4 2 1 20 2.44 262 .924 0 0 0 0
52 Lawson, NathanNathan Lawson 10 384 1 4 2 26 4.06 243 .893 0 0 0 0
1 Koskinen, MikkoMikko Koskinen 4 208 2 1 0 15 4.33 118 .873 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Islanders. Stats reflect time with Islanders only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Islanders only.

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
Dwayne Roloson[19] NHL First Star of the Week December 27, 2010
Michael Grabner[20] NHL Third Star of the Week January 31, 2011
Michael Grabner[21] NHL First Star of the Week February 14, 2011
Michael Grabner[22] NHL Rookie of the Month February 2011
Doug Weight[23] King Clancy Memorial Trophy June 2011

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Nino Niederreiter 1st Career NHL Game October 9, 2010
James Wisniewski 100th Career NHL Point October 11, 2010
Nino Niederreiter 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 13, 2010
Nino Niederreiter 1st Career NHL Assist October 21, 2010
Matt Martin 1st Career NHL Goal October 29, 2010
Radek Martinek 400th Career NHL Game October 30, 2010
John Tavares 100th Career NHL Game November 24, 2010
Travis Hamonic 1st Career NHL Game November 24, 2010
Travis Hamonic 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
December 2, 2010
Rhett Rakhshani 1st Career NHL Game December 13, 2010
Nathan Lawson 1st Career NHL Game December 18, 2010
Blake Comeau 200th Career NHL Game December 23, 2010
Frans Nielsen 200th Career NHL Game December 27, 2010
Kevin Poulin 1st Career NHL Game January 6, 2011
Bruno Gervais 300th Career NHL Game January 8, 2011
Kevin Poulin 1st Career NHL Win January 8, 2011
Blake Comeau 100th Career NHL Point January 11, 2011
Trevor Gillies 1st Career NHL Goal January 13, 2011
Rick DiPietro 300th Career NHL Game January 23, 2011
Travis Hamonic 1st Career NHL Goal February 1, 2011
Kyle Okposo 100th Career NHL Point February 1, 2011
Mikko Koskinen 1st Career NHL Game February 8, 2011
Mikko Koskinen 1st Career NHL Win February 10, 2011
Frans Nielson 100th Career NHL Point February 10, 2011
Micheal Haley 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
February 11, 2011
John Tavares 100th Career NHL Point February 13, 2011
Ty Wishart 1st Career NHL Goal February 13, 2011
Nathan Lawson 1st Career NHL Win February 15, 2011
Matt Moulson 100th Career NHL Point February 22, 2011
Mark Katic 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
February 24, 2011
Micheal Haley 1st Career NHL Assist February 24, 2011
Justin DiBenedetto 1st Career NHL Game March 1, 2011
Andrew MacDonald 100th Career NHL Game March 5, 2011
Justin DiBenedetto 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
March 8, 2011
Josh Bailey 200th Career NHL Game March 15, 2011
Radek Martinek 100th Career NHL Point March 18, 2011
P. A. Parenteau 100th Career NHL Game March 22, 2011
Shane Sims 1st Career NHL Game April 9, 2011

Transactions[edit]

The Islanders have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 9, 2011.[71]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
12 Canada Bailey, JoshJosh Bailey C L 24 2008 Bowmanville, Ontario
57 Canada Comeau, BlakeBlake Comeau RW R 28 2004 Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
39 United States DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro G R 32 2000 Winthrop, Massachusetts
4 United States Eaton, MarkMark Eaton Injured Reserve D L 37 2010 Wilmington, Delaware
8 Canada Gervais, BrunoBruno Gervais D R 29 2003 Longueuil, Quebec
14 Canada Gillies, TrevorTrevor Gillies LW L 35 2010 Cambridge, Ontario
40 Austria Grabner, MichaelMichael Grabner RW L 26 2010 Villach, Austria
59 Canada Haley, MichealMicheal Haley C L 28 2008 Guelph, Ontario
36 Canada Hamonic, TravisTravis Hamonic D R 23 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba
38 United States Hillen, JackJack Hillen D L 28 2008 Portland, Oregon
7 Canada Hunter, TrentTrent Hunter Injured Reserve RW R 34 2000 Red Deer, Alberta
58 Finland Joensuu, JesseJesse Joensuu LW L 26 2006 Pori, Finland
27 Slovakia Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina D L 31 2010 Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
71 Canada Katic, MarkMark Katic D L 25 2007 Porcupine, Ontario
28 Canada Konopka, ZenonZenon Konopka C L 33 2010 Niagara Falls, Ontario
47 Canada MacDonald, AndrewAndrew MacDonald (A) D L 27 2006 Judique, Nova Scotia
17 Canada Martin, MattMatt Martin LW L 25 2008 Windsor, Ontario
24 Czech Republic Martinek, RadekRadek Martinek D R 37 1999 Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia
35 United States Montoya, AlAl Montoya G L 29 2011 Chicago, Illinois
10 United States Mottau, MikeMike Mottau Injured Reserve D L 36 2010 Quincy, Massachusetts
26 Canada Moulson, MattMatt Moulson LW L 30 2009 Mississauga, Ontario
51 Denmark Nielsen, FransFrans Nielsen (A) C L 30 2002 Herning, Denmark
21 United States Okposo, KyleKyle Okposo (A) RW R 26 2006 St. Paul, Minnesota
15 Canada Parenteau, P.A.P.A. Parenteau LW R 31 2010 Hull, Quebec
60 Canada Poulin, KevinKevin Poulin Injured Reserve G R 24 2008 Montreal, Quebec
42 United States Reese, DylanDylan Reese D R 29 2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
55 United States Sims, ShaneShane Sims D R 26 2006 East Amherst, New York
2 Switzerland Streit, MarkMark Streit (AInjured Reserve D L 36 2008 Englisberg, Switzerland
91 Canada Tavares, JohnJohn Tavares C L 23 2009 Mississauga, Ontario
93 United States Weight, DougDoug Weight (CInjured Reserve C L 43 2008 Detroit, Michigan
6 Canada Wishart, TyTy Wishart D L 26 2011 Comox, British Columbia

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Round Pick # Player Nationality Position Prior team Prior league
1 5 Nino Niederreiter   Switzerland LW Portland Winterhawks Western Hockey League
1 30 (from Chicago) Brock Nelson  United States C Warroad High School United States High School–MN
3 65 Kirill Kabanov  Russia LW Moncton Wildcats Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
3 82 (from Phoenix) Jason Clark  United States LW/C Shattuck-St. Mary's Midget Major AAA
5 125 Tony DeHart  United States D Oshawa Generals Ontario Hockey League
7 185 Cody Rosen  Canada G Clarkson Golden Knights ECAC Hockey

Farm teams[edit]

Bridgeport Sound Tigers[edit]

The Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate will remain to be the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the 2010–11 season.

Kalamazoo Wings[edit]

On July 27, 2010, the Islanders signed an affiliation agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL for the 2010–11 season.[72]

Odessa Jackalopes[edit]

The Odessa Jackalopes remain New York's Central Hockey League affiliate for the 2010–11 season.

Louisiana IceGators[edit]

On October 18, 2010, the Islanders signed an affiliation agreement with the Louisiana IceGators of the SPHL for the 2010-11 season.[73]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ Fantasy Hockey Breaking News - Rotoworld.com
  3. ^ NYI FREE AGENCY LIVE BLOG, DAY IIIslanders sign Eaton, Jurcina, Parenteau, Konopka · islanderspointblank.com
  4. ^ a b KYLE OKPOSO OUT FOR 2-3 MONTHSKO needs shoulder surgery; Mottau signed for the D · islanderspointblank.com
  5. ^ ISLANDERS ACQUIRE WISNIEWSKIRugged dman exactly what the team needed · islanderspointblank.com
  6. ^ Isles' Streit out indefinitely despite reports of torn labrum
  7. ^ REPORTS: STREIT SIDELINED FOR SIX MONTHSNo. 1 dman will undergo major shoulder surgery · islanderspointblank.com
  8. ^ WANG, MANGANO ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT Hempstead plan rips up the Lighthouse Project · islanderspointblank.com
  9. ^ Hempstead Town plan cuts Lighthouse Project in half
  10. ^ JACK CAPUANO NAMED INTERIM HEAD COACH OF NEW YORK ISLANDERS
  11. ^ NHL Attendance Report - 2010-11
  12. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2011.html
  13. ^ "2010–11 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  14. ^ Flames vs. Islanders - 09/29/2010 - New York Islanders - Recap
  15. ^ Islanders vs. Flyers - 09/29/2010 - New York Islanders - Recap
  16. ^ Islanders vs. Devils - 10/01/2010 - New York Islanders - Recap
  17. ^ Devils vs. Islanders - 10/02/2010 - New York Islanders - Recap
  18. ^ Canadiens vs. Islanders - 10/02/2010 - New York Islanders - Recap
  19. ^ Roloson tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
  20. ^ Eric Staal tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
  21. ^ Isles' Grabner tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
  22. ^ Isles' Grabner named February 'Rookie of the Month'
  23. ^ 2011 NHL Awards winners
  24. ^ Rangers get blueliner Niemi from Isles
  25. ^ Isles work late to draft Brock Nelson
  26. ^ a b Day 2 provides more wheeling and dealing
  27. ^ ISLANDERS ACQUIRE WISNIEWSKI FROM ANAHEIM
  28. ^ Islanders Acquire Compensatory Second Round Selection from Montreal for Wisniewski
  29. ^ Islanders Acquire Defenseman Wishart
  30. ^ Islanders Acquire Montoya
  31. ^ a b EATON AND JURCINA AGREE TO TERMS
  32. ^ a b ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH PARENTEAU AND KONOPKA
  33. ^ YABLONSKI AGREES TO TERMS
  34. ^ a b HILBERT AND HISEY AGREE TO TERMS
  35. ^ ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH MIKE MOTTAU
  36. ^ ISLANDERS SIGN COLLITON TO TWO-WAY DEAL
  37. ^ Islanders Recall Martin From Sound Tigers
  38. ^ Islanders Agree To Terms With Defensemen Matt Campanale On Amateur Tryout Contract
  39. ^ Islanders Agree To Terms With Defenseman Jamie Doornbosch On Amateur Tryout Contract
  40. ^ ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH TYLER MCNEELY
  41. ^ Rangers add veteran goalie Biron
  42. ^ Flames add two more
  43. ^ Ducks Sign Center Smith to 1-Year Deal
  44. ^ Bruins Sign Jeremy Reich to one-year Contract
  45. ^ Avalanche Signs Quincey, Winnik
  46. ^ Bears ink Rome, Rechlicz, Ford
  47. ^ Vancouver Canucks sign left wing Jeff Tambellini to 1-year deal
  48. ^ ISLANDERS BUY OUT CONTRACT OF D BRENDAN WITT
  49. ^ Lightning Ink LW Sean Bergenheim
  50. ^ Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Defenseman Freddy Meyer
  51. ^ RICHARD PARK SIGNS THREE-YEAR DEAL WITH SWISS TEAM
  52. ^ "ISLANDERS CLAIM MICHAEL GRABNER OFF WAIVERS". New York Islanders. 2010-10-05. Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  53. ^ "Islanders Claim Nabokov Off Waivers". New York Islanders. 2011-01-22. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  54. ^ Thrashers Claim Forward Rob Schremp Off Waivers from New York Islanders
  55. ^ HAMONIC SIGNS ENTRY LEVEL DEAL
  56. ^ LAWSON AGREES TO TERMS ON QUALIFYING OFFER
  57. ^ REESE AGREES TO QUALIFYING OFFER
  58. ^ KOHN AGREES TO QUALIFYING OFFER
  59. ^ SCHREMP AGREES TO QUALIFYING OFFER
  60. ^ MOULSON AGREES TO TERMS ON A ONE-YEAR DEAL
  61. ^ SIM SET TO RETURN FOR 2010-11
  62. ^ THE CAPTAIN RETURNS
  63. ^ ISLANDERS SIGN FIRST ROUND PICK NINO NIEDERREITER
  64. ^ Jurcina Agrees to Terms on One-Year Extension
  65. ^ Moulson Agrees to Terms on Three-Year Deal
  66. ^ Parenteau Agrees to Terms on One-Year Extension
  67. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms on Entry-Level Contract with Ness
  68. ^ Islanders Agree To Terms On A One-Year Extension With Montoya
  69. ^ Donovan Agrees To Terms On Entry-Level Deal
  70. ^ Islanders Agree To Terms With Defenseman Shane Sims On Amateur Tryout Contract
  71. ^ "New York Islanders — Team — Roster". New York Islanders. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  72. ^ ISLANDERS SIGN ECHL AGREEMENT WITH KALAMAZOO
  73. ^ IceGators Announce NHL Affiliation

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