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ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH PARENTEAU AND KONOPKA

Parenteau and Konopka bring to the Islanders high offensive skill and grit

Friday, 07.02.2010 / 4:19 PM / News
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ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH PARENTEAU AND KONOPKA
The New York Islanders announced today that they have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with P.A. Parenteau and Zenon Konopka. 

Parenteau played within the New York Rangers organization for the past three seasons.  Last year was his first with the Rangers, playing in 22 games and scoring three goals and five assists for eight points.  The two seasons prior, Parenteau played for the Rangers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack where he averaged over a point per game.  In two seasons with the Wolf Pack, the Hull, QC native tallied 63 goals and 96 assists for 159 points in 149 games played. 

Konopka, a native of Niagara On the Lake, ON was a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning the past two seasons.  He led the league in penalty minutes last season with 265.  Konopka played in 74 games and tallied two goals and three assists while compiling 265 penalty minutes to lead the National Hockey League.  An undrafted free agent, Konopka began his pro career with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2005-06, dressing in 23 games and scoring seven points (four goals and three assists).  He also played a total of nine games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and accumulated 35 penalty minutes. 

A 29-year-old center, Konopka has seen stints in Cincinnati (AHL), Portland (AHL), Syracuse (AHL) and Norfolk (AHL). 

“To add both Pierre and Zenon puts a tremendous amount of skill and grit into our lineup,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said.  “Pierre has been one of the top scorers in the AHL the past two seasons and showed he can play in the NHL in his time with the Rangers this season.  Konopka is a high character guy that will do anything to help our team win and adds an intimidating factor into our lineup.” 

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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