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WEIGHT NAMED CAPTAIN

Team names Weight captain; Okposo, Park, Streit and Witt named assistants

Friday, 10.02.2009 / 9:55 AM / News
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WEIGHT NAMED CAPTAIN

The New York Islanders have officially announced the appointment of forward Doug Weight as the team’s 12th captain in the organization’s 37-year history.  Kyle Okposo, Richard Park, Mark Streit and Brendan Witt have all been named assistant captains. 

Weight, a veteran of 18 NHL seasons, enters his second year with the Islanders after playing 1,184 career NHL games.  Last season he scored 38 points (10 goals and 28 assists) in 53 games.  At times last season, Weight served as the team’s assistant captain. 

Okposo was originally drafted by the Islanders in the 2006 Entry Draft and began his professional career at the end of the 2008 season.  He has played in a total of 74 career games, scoring 20 goals and 24 assists for a total of 44 points.  Park enters his fourth season with the Islanders, totaling 89 points (36 goals and 53 assists) in 235 games.  During several stretches over the past two seasons, Park has served as one of the team’s assistant captains.  Streit finished as the Islanders leading scorer last season with 16 goals and 40 assists for 56 points, the first time a defenseman has led the Islanders in scoring since Denis Potvin accomplished the feat during the 1976-77 season.  Along with Park, Streit served at times as one of the Islanders’ assistant captains last season.  Witt, who is entering his fourth season with the Islanders, has played in a total of 848 career NHL games, 205 of them with the Islanders.

The Islanders will begin their 2009-10 season Saturday night at the Nassau Coliseum against Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.  Face-off is set for 7 p.m.  For tickets or information about Opening Night or any of the Islanders’ home games this season, contact the team’s front office at (516) 501-6700 or e-mail customerservice@newyorkislanders.com. 

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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