Cal Clutterbuck, Islanders Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

December 9th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

The New York Islanders and forward Cal Clutterbuck reached an agreement Friday on a five-year contract extension to keep the winger with the organization through the 2022-23 season. 

New York announced the re-signing on its official website. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported the new deal comes with an annual average value of $3.5 million.

Clutterbuck has scored nine points in 25 games for the Islanders so far during the 2016-17 campaign. He's tallied a total of 36 goals and 31 assists across 251 appearances for the club since coming over in a trade during the 2013 offseason.

The 29-year-old Ontario native is not the type of player usually targeted by a front office for a long-term extension, though.

He spends a vast majority of his time playing on the team's bottom six and isn't much of a scoring threat. His 15 goals last year were boosted by an unsustainable 18.8 shooting percentage. He's on pace to find the net only six times this season.

Clutterbuck doesn't rate favorably in the world of advanced stats, either. He ranks 16th on the Islanders out of 20 qualifiers in Fenwick ...

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