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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 / News
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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

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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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