2011–12 New York Islanders season

The 2011–12 New York Islanders season was the 40th season in the franchise's history.[1] The team failed to qualify for the post-season for the fifth straight season.

2011–12 New York Islanders
Division5th Atlantic
Conference14th Eastern
2011–12 record34–37–11
Home record17–18–6
Road record17–19–5
Goals for200
Goals against248
Team information
General ManagerGarth Snow
CoachJack Capuano
CaptainMark Streit
Alternate captainsKyle Okposo
Brian Rolston (Oct–Feb)
Steve Staios
John Tavares
ArenaNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Average attendance13,191 (81.3%)
540,838 in 41 games
Team leaders
GoalsMatt Moulson (36)
AssistsJohn Tavares (50)
PointsJohn Tavares (81)
Penalty minutesMatt Martin (111)
Plus/minusTravis Hamonic (6)
WinsEvgeni Nabokov (19)
Goals against averageEvgeni Nabokov (2.55)

Off-season

At the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Islanders selected playmaking center Ryan Strome from the Niagara IceDogs.

On July 1, 2011, the Islanders signed Marty Reasoner.

On August 1, 2011, a public referendum was held in Nassau County to authorize $400 million for a new coliseum as a home to the Islanders, a minor-league ballpark and other economic development projects. The plan was rejected by the voters, thus causing speculation that after the 2014–15 season, the Islanders may be moving.[2]

Pre-season

On June 30, 2011, the Islanders announced that they will play five pre-season games including two games each against the Bruins and Devils, and the other one against the Flames. The Islanders' final game of the pre-season, which is against the Bruins, will take place at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.[3]

Defenceman Mark Streit is named team captain, following Doug Weight's retirement.

Playoffs

The Islanders attempted to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since the 2006–07 season, but failed to do so for the fifth straight season.

Standings

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – New York Rangers 82 51 24 7 47 226 187 +39 109
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 25 6 42 282 221 +61 108
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 47 26 9 43 264 232 +32 103
4 x – New Jersey Devils 82 48 28 6 36 228 209 +19 102
5 New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 27 203 255 −52 79
Eastern Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT z – New York Rangers 82 51 24 7 47 226 187 +39 109
2 NE y – Boston Bruins 82 49 29 4 40 269 202 +67 102
3 SE y – Florida Panthers 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 −24 94
4 AT x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 25 6 42 282 221 +61 108
5 AT x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 47 26 9 43 264 232 +32 103
6 AT x – New Jersey Devils 82 48 28 6 36 228 209 +19 102
7 SE x – Washington Capitals 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 −8 92
8 NE x – Ottawa Senators 82 41 31 10 35 249 240 +9 92
9 NE Buffalo Sabres 82 39 32 11 32 218 230 −12 89
10 SE Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 −46 84
11 SE Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 −21 84
12 SE Carolina Hurricanes 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 −30 82
13 NE Toronto Maple Leafs 82 35 37 10 31 231 264 −33 80
14 AT New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 27 203 255 −52 79
15 NE Montreal Canadiens 82 31 35 16 26 212 226 −14 78

Schedule and results

Regular season

2011–12 Regular season game log: 4–6–2 (Home: 4–3–1 ; Road: 0–3–1)

Player statistics

Skaters

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Number Position Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
91 C John Tavares 82 31 50 81 -6 26
26 LW Matt Moulson 82 36 33 69 1 6
15 RW P. A. Parenteau 80 18 49 67 −8 89
2 D Mark Streit 82 7 40 47 −27 46
51 C Frans Nielsen 82 17 30 47 −3 6
21 RW Kyle Okposo 79 24 21 45 −15 46
40 RW Michael Grabner 78 20 12 32 −18 12
12 C Josh Bailey 80 13 19 32 −10 32
3 D Travis Hamonic 73 2 22 24 6 73
47 D Andrew MacDonald 75 5 14 19 −5 26
17 LW Matt Martin 80 7 7 14 −17 121
27 D Milan Jurcina 65 3 8 11 −34 30
11 RW Brian Rolston 49 4 5 9 −12 6
24 D Steve Staios 65 0 8 8 −19 53
41 LW David Ullstrom 29 4 4 8 -2 6
42 D Dylan Reese 28 1 6 7 0 11
16 C Marty Reasoner 61 1 5 6 −25 34
4 D Mark Eaton 62 1 3 4 −17 10
53 C Casey Cizikas 15 0 4 4 1 6
29 LW Jay Pandolfo 62 1 2 3 −14 8
10 D Mike Mottau 29 0 2 2 −10 15
25 RW Nino Niederreiter 55 1 0 1 −29 12
36 RW Tim Wallace 31 0 1 1 −7 6
14 LW Trevor Gillies 3 0 0 0 −1 0
49 RW Rhett Rakhshani 5 0 0 0 0 2
6 D Ty Wishart 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 LW Micheal Haley 14 0 0 0 -1 57
55 D Aaron Ness 9 0 0 0 0 2
46 D Matt Donovan 3 0 0 0 -3 0
44 D Calvin de Haan 1 0 0 0 1 0
57 RW Blake Comeau 16 0 0 0 −11 6

Goaltenders

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

# Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
20 Evgeni Nabokov 42 2378 19 18 3 101 2.55 1172 .914 2 0 0 6
35 Al Montoya 31 1720 9 11 5 89 3.10 832 .893 0 0 0 2
39 Rick DiPietro 8 354 3 2 3 22 3.73 177 .876 0 0 2 0
60 Kevin Poulin 6 296 2 4 0 15 3.04 162 .907 0 0 0 0
45 Anders Nilsson 4 218 1 2 0 10 2.75 112 .911 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Islanders. Stats reflect time with Islanders only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Islanders only.

Awards and records

Awards

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
John Tavares[9] NHL Second Star of the Week October 17, 2011
Matt Moulson[10] NHL First Star of the Week December 5, 2011
Evgeni Nabokov[11] NHL Third Star of the Week January 23, 2012
John Tavares[12] NHL First Star of the Month January 2012

Milestones

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Michael Grabner 100th Career NHL Game October 15, 2011
Matt Moulson 200th Career NHL Game October 25, 2011
Kyle Okposo 200th Career NHL Game October 27, 2011
Brian Rolston 1,200th Career NHL Game November 15, 2011
Jay Pandolfo 100th Career NHL Goal November 17, 2011
Anders Nilsson 1st Career NHL Game November 19, 2011
David Ullstrom 1st Career NHL Game November 21, 2011
David Ullstrom 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 29, 2011
David Ullstrom 1st Career NHL Goal December 6, 2011
Matt Martin 100th Career NHL Game December 10, 2011
Calvin de Haan 1st Career NHL Game December 15, 2011
Mike Mottau 300th Career NHL Game December 15, 2011
Travis Hamonic 100th Career NHL Game January 6, 2012
Mark Streit 400th Career NHL Game January 7, 2012
John Tavares 200th Career NHL Game January 7, 2012
Evgeni Nabokov 300th Career NHL Win January 14, 2012
Milan Jurcina 400th Career NHL Game January 17, 2012
P. A. Parenteau 100th Career NHL Point January 17, 2012
Josh Bailey 100th Career NHL Point January 19, 2012
Mark Eaton 600th Career NHL Game February 3, 2012
Aaron Ness 1st Career NHL Game February 7, 2012
John Tavares 100th Career NHL Assist February 9, 2012
Casey Cizikas 1st Career NHL Game February 24, 2012
Frans Nielsen 300th Career NHL Game
100th Career NHL Assist
February 28, 2012
Casey Cizikas 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
March 1, 2012
Anders Nilsson 1st Career NHL Win
1st Career NHL Shutout
March 4, 2012
Evgeni Nabokov 600th Career NHL Game March 11, 2012
Matt Moulson 100th Career NHL Goal March 24, 2012
Mark Streit 200th Career NHL Assist March 29, 2012
Matt Donovan 1st Career NHL Game April 3, 2012
John Tavares 200th Career NHL Point April 3, 2012
Steve Staios 1,000th Career NHL Game April 5, 2012

Final roster

Updated June 5, 2012.[13]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
12 Canada Josh Bailey C L 29 2008 Bowmanville, Ontario
39 United States Rick DiPietro Injured Reserve G R 37 2000 Winthrop, Massachusetts
4 United States Mark Eaton D L 42 2010 Wilmington, Delaware
40 Austria Michael Grabner RW L 31 2010 Villach, Austria
37 United States John Grahame G L 43 2012 Denver, Colorado
3 Canada Travis Hamonic D R 28 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba
27 Slovakia Milan Jurcina D L 35 2010 Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
47 Canada Andrew MacDonald D L 32 2006 Judique, Nova Scotia
17 Canada Matt Martin LW L 30 2008 Windsor, Ontario
35 United States Al Montoya G L 34 2011 Chicago, Illinois
26 Canada Matt Moulson LW L 35 2009 Mississauga, Ontario
20 Russia Evgeni Nabokov G L 43 2011 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Soviet Union
25 Switzerland Nino Niederreiter RW L 26 2010 Chur, Switzerland
51 Denmark Frans Nielsen C L 35 2002 Herning, Denmark
21 United States Kyle Okposo (A) RW R 31 2006 St. Paul, Minnesota
29 United States Jay Pandolfo LW L 44 2011 Winchester, Massachusetts
15 Canada P. A. Parenteau LW R 36 2010 Hull, Quebec
Sweden John Persson LW L 27 2011 Mora, Sweden
16 United States Marty Reasoner C L 42 2011 Honeoye Falls, New York
42 United States Dylan Reese D R 34 2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Canada Blair Riley RW L 33 2012 Kamloops, British Columbia
24 Canada Steve Staios (A) D R 45 2011 Hamilton, Ontario
2 Switzerland Mark Streit (C) D L 41 2008 Englisberg, Switzerland
91 Canada John Tavares (A) C L 28 2009 Mississauga, Ontario

Transactions

The Islanders have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season:

Trades

Date
Details
June 25, 2011[14] To Tampa Bay Lightning
Bruno Gervais
To New York Islanders
Future Considerations
June 28, 2011[15] To Vancouver Canucks
4th-round pick in 2012 (Josh Anderson)
To New York Islanders
Christian Ehrhoff (negotiating rights)
June 29, 2011[16] To Buffalo Sabres
Christian Ehrhoff (negotiating rights)
To New York Islanders
4th-round pick in 2012 (Loic Leduc)
July 28, 2011[17] To New Jersey Devils
Trent Hunter
Conditional pick in 2012
To New York Islanders
Brian Rolston
September 9, 2011
[18]
To Chicago Blackhawks
David Toews
To New York Islanders
Future Considerations
February 27, 2012
[19]
To Boston Bruins
Mike Mottau
Brian Rolston
To New York Islanders
Marc Cantin
Yannick Riendeau
March 20, 2012
[20]
To Boston Bruins
Future Considerations
To New York Islanders
Yury Alexandrov

Draft picks

Round Pick # Player Nationality Position Prior team Prior league
1 5 Ryan Strome  Canada C Niagara IceDogs OHL
2 34 Scott Mayfield  United States D Youngstown Phantoms USHL
2 50 (from Montreal) Johan Sundstrom  Sweden C Frolunda HC SEL
3 63 (from Colorado) Andrey Pedan  Russia D Guelph Storm OHL
4 95 Robbie Russo  United States D US NTDP USHL
5 125 John Persson  Sweden LW Red Deer Rebels WHL
5 127 (from Winnipeg) Brenden Kichton  Canada D Spokane Chiefs WHL
7 185 Mitchell Theoret  Canada C Niagara IceDogs OHL

See also

References

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
  2. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/788079-nassau-coliseum-referendum-vote-new-york-islandersmovin-out
  3. ^ http://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=567852
  4. ^ "Islanders vs. Bruins – 09/23/2011 – New York Islanders – Recap". New York Islanders. September 23, 2011. Archived from the original on May 26, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Devils vs. Islanders – 24/09/2011 – New York Islanders – Recap". New York Islanders. September 24, 2011. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  6. ^ "Islanders vs. Flames – 09/27/2011 – New York Islanders – Recap". New York Islanders. September 27, 2011. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  7. ^ "Islanders vs. Devils – 09/30/2011 – New York Islanders – Recap". New York Islanders. September 30, 2011. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  8. ^ "Bruins vs. Islanders – 10/01/2011 – New York Islanders – Recap". New York Islanders. October 1, 2011. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  9. ^ Kessel, Tavares, Lehtonen earn 'Three Stars' honors
  10. ^ Moulson, O'Reilly, Quick named as 'Three Stars'
  11. ^ Stars of the Week: Malkin, Hartnell, Nabokov
  12. ^ January's Three Stars: Tavares, Malkin, Rinne
  13. ^ "New York Islanders — Team — Roster". New York Islanders. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  14. ^ Islanders Trade Gervais To Tampa Bay For Future Considerations
  15. ^ Islanders Acquire Rights for Ehrhoff
  16. ^ Islanders Trade Negotiating Rights for Ehrhoff to Buffalo
  17. ^ Devils deal for Trent Hunter
  18. ^ Blackhawks acquire David Toews
  19. ^ ISLANDERS ACQUIRE RIENDEAU AND CANTIN FROM BOSTON
  20. ^ Islanders acquire Alexandrov from Bruins
  21. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms with Reasoner
  22. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms with Frischmon
  23. ^ Wallace Agrees To Terms On One-Year Deal
  24. ^ Backman Agrees To Terms On Two-Way Contract
  25. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms on One-Year Deal with Staios
  26. ^ Islanders agree to terms on one-year deal with Pandolfo
  27. ^ HALMO AGREES TO TERMS ON ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT
  28. ^ GRAHAME AGREES TO TERMS FOR REMAINDER OF 2011-12 SEASON
  29. ^ Riley Agrees To Terms On One-Year Deal
  30. ^ "Robin Figren ready for LHC" (in Swedish). Linkopings HC. 2011-04-20. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  31. ^ "Rob Hisey verstärkt Black Wings Sturm". EHC Black Wings Linz. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  32. ^ Bulletin: Senators sign forward Zenon Konopka to a one-year contract
  33. ^ Habs sign goalie Nathan Lawson to a one-year contract
  34. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Radek Martinek
  35. ^ Preds Sign Defenseman Jack Hillen
  36. ^ Islanders want to accelerate path back to playoffs
  37. ^ Flames claim forward Blake Comeau
  38. ^ Lightning claim Tim Wallace off waivers
  39. ^ Weight announces retirement
  40. ^ Islanders Agree To Terms With Michael Grabner
  41. ^ Islanders agree to terms with Okposo
  42. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms on Entry Level Contract with Nilsson
  43. ^ Cizikas Agrees to Terms On Entry-Level Contract
  44. ^ New York Islanders, Trevor Gillies agree on one-year deal
  45. ^ June Transactions
  46. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms on Entry Level Contract with Kabanov
  47. ^ Colliton agrees to terms on one-year deal
  48. ^ a b c Isles' trio accept qualifying offers
  49. ^ Comeau Agrees to Terms on One-Year Contract
  50. ^ Tavares Agrees to Terms on Six-Year Deal
  51. ^ In Before the Wire
  52. ^ Islanders agree to terms with Strome
  53. ^ ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH NIELSEN ON FOUR-YEAR EXTENSION
  54. ^ NABOKOV AGREES TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR DEAL
  55. ^ Nelson Agrees To Terms On Entry Level Contract
  56. ^ Persson Agrees To Terms On Entry-Level Contract
  57. ^ Sundstrom Agrees To Terms On ELC

References

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
  2. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/788079-nassau-coliseum-referendum-vote-new-york-islandersmovin-out
  3. ^ http://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=567852
  4. ^ "Islanders vs. Bruins – 09/23/2011 – New York Islanders – Recap". New York Islanders. September 23, 2011. Archived from the original on May 26, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Devils vs. Islanders – 24/09/2011 – New York Islanders – Recap". New York Islanders. September 24, 2011. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
  6. ^ "Islanders vs. Flames – 09/27/2011 – New York Islanders – Recap". New York Islanders. September 27, 2011. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  7. ^ "Islanders vs. Devils – 09/30/2011 – New York Islanders – Recap". New York Islanders. September 30, 2011. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  8. ^ "Bruins vs. Islanders – 10/01/2011 – New York Islanders – Recap". New York Islanders. October 1, 2011. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  9. ^ Kessel, Tavares, Lehtonen earn 'Three Stars' honors
  10. ^ Moulson, O'Reilly, Quick named as 'Three Stars'
  11. ^ Stars of the Week: Malkin, Hartnell, Nabokov
  12. ^ January's Three Stars: Tavares, Malkin, Rinne
  13. ^ "New York Islanders — Team — Roster". New York Islanders. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  14. ^ Islanders Trade Gervais To Tampa Bay For Future Considerations
  15. ^ Islanders Acquire Rights for Ehrhoff
  16. ^ Islanders Trade Negotiating Rights for Ehrhoff to Buffalo
  17. ^ Devils deal for Trent Hunter
  18. ^ Blackhawks acquire David Toews
  19. ^ ISLANDERS ACQUIRE RIENDEAU AND CANTIN FROM BOSTON
  20. ^ Islanders acquire Alexandrov from Bruins
  21. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms with Reasoner
  22. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms with Frischmon
  23. ^ Wallace Agrees To Terms On One-Year Deal
  24. ^ Backman Agrees To Terms On Two-Way Contract
  25. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms on One-Year Deal with Staios
  26. ^ Islanders agree to terms on one-year deal with Pandolfo
  27. ^ HALMO AGREES TO TERMS ON ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT
  28. ^ GRAHAME AGREES TO TERMS FOR REMAINDER OF 2011-12 SEASON
  29. ^ Riley Agrees To Terms On One-Year Deal
  30. ^ "Robin Figren ready for LHC" (in Swedish). Linkopings HC. 2011-04-20. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  31. ^ "Rob Hisey verstärkt Black Wings Sturm". EHC Black Wings Linz. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  32. ^ Bulletin: Senators sign forward Zenon Konopka to a one-year contract
  33. ^ Habs sign goalie Nathan Lawson to a one-year contract
  34. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Radek Martinek
  35. ^ Preds Sign Defenseman Jack Hillen
  36. ^ Islanders want to accelerate path back to playoffs
  37. ^ Flames claim forward Blake Comeau
  38. ^ Lightning claim Tim Wallace off waivers
  39. ^ Weight announces retirement
  40. ^ Islanders Agree To Terms With Michael Grabner
  41. ^ Islanders agree to terms with Okposo
  42. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms on Entry Level Contract with Nilsson
  43. ^ Cizikas Agrees to Terms On Entry-Level Contract
  44. ^ New York Islanders, Trevor Gillies agree on one-year deal
  45. ^ June Transactions
  46. ^ Islanders Agree to Terms on Entry Level Contract with Kabanov
  47. ^ Colliton agrees to terms on one-year deal
  48. ^ a b c Isles' trio accept qualifying offers
  49. ^ Comeau Agrees to Terms on One-Year Contract
  50. ^ Tavares Agrees to Terms on Six-Year Deal
  51. ^ In Before the Wire
  52. ^ Islanders agree to terms with Strome
  53. ^ ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH NIELSEN ON FOUR-YEAR EXTENSION
  54. ^ NABOKOV AGREES TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR DEAL
  55. ^ Nelson Agrees To Terms On Entry Level Contract
  56. ^ Persson Agrees To Terms On Entry-Level Contract
  57. ^ Sundstrom Agrees To Terms On ELC
2011 Preseason game log: 1–4–0 (Home: 0–1–0 ; Road: 4–0–0)
Game Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Decision Location Attendance Recap
1 September 23 7:00pm Boston 6–3 Nillson TD Garden 16,555 [4]
2 September 24 7:00pm New Jersey 6–2 Poulin Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 7,107 [5]
3 September 27 9:00pm Calgary 2–0 Glencross Scotiabank Saddledome 19,289 [6]
4 September 30 7:00pm New Jersey 1–0 Clarkson Prudential Center 11,154 [7]
5 October 1 7:00pm Boston 3–2 Seidenberg Webster Bank Arena
(Bridgeport, CT)
8,489 [8]
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