2008–09 New York Islanders season

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2008–09 New York Islanders
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 15th Eastern
2008–09 record 26–47–9
Home record 17–18–6
Road record 9–29–3
Goals for 201
Goals against 279
Team information
General Manager Garth Snow
Coach Scott Gordon
Captain Bill Guerin (Oct-Mar)
Vacant (Mar-Apr)
Alternate captains Richard Park
Mike Sillinger
Doug Weight
Brendan Witt
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Average attendance Average: 13,773
Capacity: 84.5%
Total: 564,697 [1]
Team leaders
Goals Kyle Okposo (18)
Assists Mark Streit (40)
Points Mark Streit (56)
Penalties in minutes Tim Jackman (155)
Plus/minus Mark Streit
Dean McAmmond
Joe Callahan (+5)
Wins Joey MacDonald (14)
Goals against average Yann Danis (2.86)

The 2008–09 New York Islanders season was the 37th season of the franchise. On April 14, 2009, the Islanders won the NHL Draft Lottery, gaining the number one overall draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Regular season[edit]

Captain Bill Guerin was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in March. The captaincy was left vacant for the rest of the season.

Divisional standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – New Jersey Devils 82 51 27 4 244 209 106
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 45 28 9 264 239 99
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 44 27 11 264 238 99
4 New York Rangers 82 43 30 9 210 218 95
5 New York Islanders 82 26 47 9 201 279 61

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – Boston Bruins NE 82 53 19 10 274 196 116
2 y – Washington Capitals SE 82 50 24 8 272 245 108
3 y – New Jersey Devils AT 82 51 27 4 244 209 106
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 45 28 9 264 239 99
5 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 44 27 11 264 238 99
6 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 45 30 7 239 226 97
7 New York Rangers AT 82 43 30 9 210 218 95
8 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 41 30 11 249 247 93
8.5
9 Florida Panthers SE 82 41 30 11 234 231 93
10 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 41 32 9 250 234 91
11 Ottawa Senators NE 82 36 35 11 217 237 83
12 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 34 35 13 250 293 81
13 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 35 41 6 257 280 76
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 24 40 18 210 279 66
15 New York Islanders AT 82 26 47 9 201 279 61

bold – qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, z – placed first in conference (and division)

AT – Atlantic Division, NE – Northeast Division, SE – Southeast Division


Schedule and results[edit]

2008–09 Game Log

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

Playoffs[edit]

The New York Islanders did not qualify for the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
MacDonald, JoeyJoey MacDonald 49 2792 14 26 6 157 3.37 1584 1427 .901 1
Danis, YannYann Danis 31 1760 10 17 3 84 2.86 933 849 .910 2
DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 5 256 1 3 0 15 3.52 139 124 .892 0
Mannino, PeterPeter Mannino 3 133 1 1 0 10 4.51 87 77 .885 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.

Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Sean Bergenheim 100th NHL PIM October 13, 2008
Doug Weight 900th NHL PIM October 23, 2008
Brett Skinner 1st NHL Game October 27, 2008
Mitch Fritz 1st NHL Game October 30, 2008
Jon Sim 100th NHL Point November 1, 2008
Nate Thompson 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
November 4, 2008
Richard Park 200th NHL PIM November 6, 2008
Josh Bailey 1st NHL Game November 11, 2008
Josh Bailey 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
November 13, 2008
Andy Sutton 500th NHL Game November 17, 2008

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 20, 2008 To New York Islanders
7th overall pick in 2008
Two conditional picks
To Toronto Maple Leafs
5th overall pick in 2008
June 20, 2008
To New York Islanders
9th overall pick in 2008
2nd round pick in 2008
To Nashville Predators
7th overall pick in 2008
January 13, 2009 To New York Islanders
Junior Lessard
To Atlanta Thrashers
Brett Skinner
February 22, 2009 To New York Islanders
Dean McAmmond
San Jose's first round pick
To Ottawa Senators
Chris Campoli
Mike Comrie
March 4, 2009 To New York Islanders
Conditional draft pick
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bill Guerin

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team Contract Terms
Doug Weight Anaheim Ducks 1 year - $1,750,000
Mark Streit Montreal Canadiens 5 year - $20,500,000
Player New team
Ruslan Fedotenko Pittsburgh Penguins
Miroslav Satan Pittsburgh Penguins
Aaron Johnson Chicago Blackhawks

Claimed from waivers[edit]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Thomas Pock New York Rangers September 29, 2008

Draft picks[edit]

The Islanders picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, Ontario.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 9 Josh Bailey C  Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
2 36 Corey Trevino C  Canada Stouffville Spirit (OPJHL)
2 40 Aaron Ness D  United States Roseau High School (HIGH-MN)
2 53 Travis Hamonic D  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
3 66 David Toews C  Canada Shattuck-St. Mary's (Midget Major AAA)
3 72 Jyri Niemi D  Finland Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
3 73 Kirill Petrov RW  Russia Ak Bars Kazan (Russia)
4 96 Matt Donovan D  United States Cedar Rapids (USHL)
4 102 David Ullstrom W  Sweden HV71 (SWE-JR.)
5 126 Kevin Poulin G  Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
5 148 Matthew Martin LW  Canada Sarnia Sting (OHL)
6 156 Jared Spurgeon D  Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
6 175 Justin DiBenedetto C  Canada Sarnia Sting (OHL)

Roster[edit]

Updated April 12, 2009.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
12 Canada Bailey, JoshJosh Bailey C L 27 2008 Oshawa, Ontario
20 Finland Bergenheim, SeanSean Bergenheim LW L 33 2002 Helsinki, Finland
57 Canada Comeau, BlakeBlake Comeau RW R 31 2004 Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
34 Canada Danis, YannYann Danis (UFA) G L 35 2008 Lafontaine, Quebec
39 United States DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro Injured Reserve G R 35 2000 Winthrop, Massachusetts
8 Canada Gervais, BrunoBruno Gervais D R 32 2003 Longueuil, Quebec
11 United States Hilbert, AndyAndy Hilbert (UFA) LW L 36 2006 Howell, Michigan
38 United States Hillen, JackJack Hillen (RFA) D L 31 2008 Portland, Oregon
7 Canada Hunter, TrentTrent Hunter RW R 36 2000 Red Deer, Alberta
28 United States Jackman, TimTim Jackman RW R 35 2007 Minot, North Dakota
35 Canada MacDonald, JoeyJoey MacDonald (UFA) G L 37 2007 Pictou, Nova Scotia
24 Czech Republic Martinek, RadekRadek Martinek D R 40 1999 Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia
37 Canada McAmmond, DeanDean McAmmond (UFA) LW L 43 2009 Grande Cache, Alberta
54 Canada McLean, KurtisKurtis McLean (UFA) RW R 36 2008 Kirkland Lake, Ontario
44 United States Meyer, FreddyFreddy Meyer Injured Reserve D L 36 2007 Sanbornville, New Hampshire
51 Denmark Nielsen, FransFrans Nielsen C L 33 2002 Herning, Denmark
21 United States Okposo, KyleKyle Okposo RW R 29 2006 St. Paul, Minnesota
10 United States Park, RichardRichard Park (A) C R 40 2006 Seoul, South Korea
17 Austria Pock, ThomasThomas Pock (UFA) D L 35 2008 Klagenfurt, Austria
18 Canada Sillinger, MikeMike Sillinger (AInjured Reserve (UFA) C R 45 2006 Regina, Saskatchewan
2 Switzerland Streit, MarkMark Streit D L 39 2008 Englisberg, Switzerland
25 Canada Sutton, AndyAndy Sutton Injured Reserve D L 42 2007 Kingston, Ontario
15 Canada Tambellini, JeffJeff Tambellini LW L 33 2006 Port Moody, British Columbia
45 United States Thompson, NateNate Thompson C L 32 2008 Anchorage, Alaska
93 United States Weight, DougDoug Weight (A) C L 46 2008 Detroit, Michigan
32 Canada Witt, BrendanBrendan Witt (A) D L 42 2006 Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Farm teams[edit]

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, and the Odessa Jackalopes of the Central Hockey League are the Islanders' minor league affiliates for the 2008–09 season.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Islanders - Team - Roster". New York Islanders. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  2. ^ "New York Islanders - The Official Website". Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-16.