Josh Bailey

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Josh Bailey
Josh Bailey 2013-05-09.JPG
Bailey with the Islanders during the 2013 playoffs
Born (1989-10-02) October 2, 1989 (age 25)
Clarington, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team New York Islanders
NHL Draft 9th overall, 2008
New York Islanders
Playing career 2008–present

Joshua Bailey (born October 2, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who now plays for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bailey was selected 9th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Bailey grew up in Clarington, Ontario playing AAA for the Clarington Toros of the OMHA's Eastern AAA League. He was drafted in the first round of the OHL Priority selection by the Owen Sound Attack in May 2005.

Bailey was traded by the Attack to the Windsor Spitfires during the 2006–07 season.

Bailey with the Islanders in 2008.

Bailey was selected 9th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Islanders' GM Garth Snow traded down twice in the draft (from 5th to 7th, 7th to 9th) to acquire Bailey, a move that surprised many.

On October 2, 2008, on his 19th birthday, the Islanders signed Bailey to a three-year, $900,000 dollar contract.[1] Shortly after on October 7, 2008, the Islanders announced that Bailey would begin the 2008–09 season in the NHL,[2] but his NHL debut was delayed by an injury sustained during a preseason game.

On November 13, 2008, in his second NHL game, Bailey notched his first point - an assist on a powerplay goal by former first round pick Kyle Okposo. Okposo retrieved the puck from the referees so Bailey could commemorate the event.[3]

Bailey scored his first NHL goal on January 2, 2009, against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes.

After a strong start to the 2010-11 season, he was injured and when he came back he had no points in a 13-game stretch, the Islanders sent Bailey to their AHL affiliate 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 kicks in 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.

With the 2012-13 NHL lockout in affect, Bailey was signed to a temporary lockout contract with German second division club, SC Bietigheim Steelers on November 9, 2012.[4] In six games with the Steelers, Bailey accumulated 11 points, before returning to North America. The New York Islanders announced on January 15th, 2013 that they had suspended Josh Bailey due to being injured while playing for SC Bietigheim Steelers, and he would not collect any pay from the New York Islanders during the suspension.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Bailey in October 2013
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Clarington Toros OMHA 62 44 52 96 48 0 0 0 0 0
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
2006–07 Windsor Spitfires OHL 42 11 24 35 16
2007–08 Windsor Spitfires OHL 67 29 67 96 32 5 1 5 6 2
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 SC Bietigheim-Bissingen 2.GBun 6 3 8 11 16
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
NHL totals 406 66 111 177 135 6 0 3 3 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Canada Ontario U17 5th 5 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 5 0 1 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islanders ink first round pick Josh Bailey". Daily News (New York). October 2, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Islanders start season with Bailey". TSN. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Okposo, Hunter lead Islanders past Senators 3-1". Yahoo!. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Steelers sign NHL star Bailey" (in German). SC Bietigheim-Bissingen. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  5. ^ O'Brien, James (15 January 2013). "Isles suspend Bailey, Joensuu because of overseas injuries". nbcsports.com. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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Preceded by
Kyle Okposo
New York Islanders first round pick
2008
Succeeded by
John Tavares