Nick Leddy and Islanders Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

February 24th, 2015 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

In the midst of a great season, the New York Islanders are taking steps to secure their future. After being acquired by the Islanders in October, star defenseman Nick Leddy has reportedly agreed to a long-term contract extension with the team.   

According to Arthur Staple of Newsday, Leddy's deal with the Islanders is a seven-year pact:

David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period confirmed the news:

Per Craig Custance of ESPN The Magazine, Leddy's deal is for $38.5 million:

Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports broke down how much he'll make per year:

Leddy was set to become a free agent after this season. He's become a staple for the Islanders in a short amount of time, earning rave reviews from head coach Jack Capuano in November, per Staple:

I've been following him since he started in the U.S. hockey pipeline. You've always been able to see the skating ability, the elusiveness. They have a deep blue line in Chicago, obviously. The way he's been able to read plays here and get himself into the rush, generate chance ...

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