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Isles Awards: Player of the Year

Vote for the Isles player of the year in the fourth installment of Isles Awards

Monday, 05.19.2014 / 3:30 PM ET / News
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Isles Awards: Player of the Year

It's time for the fourth round of #IslesAwards voting!

Islanders fans - it's up to you to decide the "Player of the Year."

Watch the video - containing highlights from each outstanding Islander - and place your vote. The poll will be open until noon on Thursday, with the winner being announced Friday.

Nominee 1: John Tavares
In his first season as Islanders captain, John Tavares tallied the highest point-per-game ratio of his career with 66 points in 59 games (1.12 ppg). Tavares finished second in team scoring despite missing 23 games due to injury. The 23-year-old started the season with points in 18 of the first 21 games, but his hottest stretch came at the turn of the New Year. The fifth-year Islander tallied 16 points in a seven-game span, including a five-point night (three goals, two assists) against the Dallas Stars on Jan. 7.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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Nominee 2: Kyle Okposo
Kyle Okposo was a revelation for the Islanders this season, emerging as the team’s top scorer during a breakout campaign. Okposo led the Islanders with 69 points (27 goals, 42 assists) in 71 games and tied Patrick Kane and Martin St. Louis for 19th in league scoring. The St. Paul, MN native set new highs in goals, assists and points, while playing gritty, hard-nosed hockey and was one of the emotional leaders for the Islanders.  In a 20-game stretch from Dec. 17 to Jan. 27, Okposo recorded 13 goals and 15 assists.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
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Nominee 3: Frans Nielsen
Frans Nielsen had a career-year in 2013-14, setting new highs in goals (25), assists (33) and points (58). The Danish center added a new offensive dimension to his outstanding defensive game, making him a more dangerous overall player.  With captain John Tavares out during the final quarter of the season, Nielsen stepped up into the first line in a big way. Nielsen tallied 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in the 20 games after the Olympic break. The Isles shootout ace also once again set the standard for shootout excellence, finishing second in the NHL with eight shootout tallies.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

 

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
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11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
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14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
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16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 11 6 5 -3 11
K. Okposo 11 2 6 -3 8
F. Nielsen 11 3 3 -3 6
B. Nelson 11 1 4 -5 5
T. Hickey 11 1 4 -5 5
A. Quine 10 1 4 -1 5
S. Prince 11 3 1 -1 4
R. Strome 8 1 3 1 4
N. Leddy 11 1 3 1 4
N. Kulemin 11 1 3 -5 4
 
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T. Greiss 5 6 2 .923 2.46
J. Berube 0 0 0 1.000 0.00
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