Usual disclaimers apply: This isn’t a true depth chart; it more or less keeps guys where they finished. As things come into sharper focus, I may rearrange. There could (will probably) be swing on the margins and within positions. (Putting all the rookies out of junior with the AHLers for the moment, for instance. If there’s at least one swap between the teams, I wouldn’t be shocked.)
*-Unsigned restricted free agent. Italics: AHL contract. Blue: added since July 1.
As of July 15 (Kabanov out, Cizikas, de Haan in), 48 NHL contracts this year (4 G, 18 D, 26 F), including Pulock (who doesn’t count against the 50-contract limit if sent to junior before playing 10 NHL games).
ISLANDERS — and yes, it’s up to 27 at the moment
LW – Eric Boulton, Cory Conacher, Michael Grabner, Nikolai Kulemin, Anders Lee, Matt Martin
C – Casey Cizikas*, Mikhail Grabovski, Brock Nelson, Frans Nielsen, Ryan Strome, John Tavares
RW – Josh Bailey, Cal Clutterbuck, Colin McDonald, Kyle Okposo
D – T.J. Brennan, Matt Carkner, Kevin Czuczman, Calvin de Haan*, Matt Donovan, Travis Hamonic, Thomas Hickey, Brian Strait, Lubomir Visnovsky
G – Jaroslav Halak, Chad Johnson
LW — Brett Gallant, Mike Halmo, Mike Pereira, John Persson, Harry Zolnierczyk
C – Jason Clark, Chris Langkow, Kael Mouillierat, Alan Quine, Johan Sundstrom
RW – Sebastian Collberg,
Kirill Kabanov, Adam Phillips, Jack Skille (V), Scooter Vaughan
D – Jesse Graham, Loic Leduc, Scott Mayfield, Aaron Ness, Andrey Pedan, Adam Pelech, Ville Pokka, Ryan Pulock, Griffin Reinhart
G – David Leggio, Kevin Poulin
Wild cards – Maybe some draft picks or conceivably players under European contract. Anders Nilsson is technically RFA but signed in the KHL in May.
(V)-AHL veteran (more than 260 games played NHL/AHL/IHL/Euro elite); only five permitted to dress per game. (V-320)-AHL veteran with not more than 320 games played; one permitted as an exemption if five other veterans are dressed.