Josh Bailey

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Josh Bailey
Josh Bailey - New York Islanders.jpg
Bailey with the New York Islanders in January 2015
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 winger currently playing 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.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

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.

Professional[edit]

Bailey with the New York Islanders in May 2013

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, seventh to ninth to 7th) to acquire Bailey. On October 2, 2008, his 19th birthday, the Islanders signed Bailey to a three-year, $900,000 dollar contract.[1] Shortly after on October 7, 2008, the team announced that Bailey would begin the 2008–09 season with the team in the NHL,[2] 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 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 affect, Bailey was signed to a temporary lockout contract with German second division club, SC Bietigheim Steelers on November 9, 2012.[3] Bailey accumulated 11 points in six games with the Steelers before returning to North America. The Islanders announced on January 15th, 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.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

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. October 2, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Islanders start season with Bailey". The Sports Network. October 7, 2008. Retrieved October 22, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Steelers sign NHL star Bailey". SC Bietigheim-Bissingen (in German). November 9, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ O'Brien, James (January 15, 2013). "Isles suspend Bailey, Joensuu because of overseas injuries". NBC Sports. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 

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