The New York Islanders have re-signed forward Alan Quine to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. The 23-year-old will carry a cap hit of $612,500 over those two seasons, according to General Fanager.
The rookie burst onto the scene last season playing just the last two games of the regular season, but became a playoff fixture. He skated in 10 postseason contests and scored the overtime game-winner in Game 5 of the team’s opening round series against the Florida Panthers.
The 2013 6th round draft pick spent the bulk of the last two seasons playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL. There he scored 19 goals and 48 points in 56 games last season. The prior year he put up 23 goals and 68 points in 75 games.
His impressive runs at the AHL level have him poised to be an affordable depth option for the Islanders. Though his postseason play had him playing up the lineup. If he’s used in that capacity this coming season, he’ll be a steal and help the team manage a tricky cap situation.
They currently have just $4.27 million in cap space remaining, according to General Fanager. The only NHL RFA they have remaining to work out a deal with is Ryan Strome, so they should be in under the cap, but it will give them limited wiggle room to work with during the season.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.