Season Preview: New York Islanders depth chart
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theScore is previewing each team leading up to the 2016-17 season.

The Islanders aren't as deep as they were last season, but they're well positioned to make another playoff push in 2016-17.

New York won its first postseason series since 1993 last spring, but lost Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and a trio of grinders to free agency, bringing in Andrew Ladd and P.A. Parenteau - solid replacements, but inferior to their predecessors,

That offseason turnover should create opportunities for a couple of promising young players.

Forwards

LW C RW
Andrew Ladd John Tavares P.A. Parenteau
Anders Lee Brock Nelson Ryan Strome
Nikolay Kulemin Mathew Barzal Josh Bailey
Jason Chimera Casey Cizikas Cal Clutterbuck
  • Strome remains unsigned as training camp looms, but Nelson was in the same boat as a restricted free agent last season, and he signed a three-year deal on the eve of training camp.
  • Barzal has a legitimate chance to make the team and some are projecting he'll crack the top-six. Parenteau led the Toronto Maple Leafs in goal-scoring last season.

Defense

LD RD
Nick Leddy Travis Hamonic
Calvin de Haan Johnny Boychuk
Thomas Hickey Ryan Pulock
  • Gone is veteran rearguard Marek Zidlicky, but that's good news for Pulock, who should lock down a spot on the NHL club.

Goalies

G
Jaroslav Halak
Thomas Greiss
  • Halak is the unquestioned starter in Brooklyn when healthy, but that's been anything but a certainty over the last four years. Greiss has proven to be more than capable as a backup, and he actually played five more games than Halak last season.

NHL Depth Charts

ANA | ARI | BOS | BUF | CGY
CAR | CHI | COL | CBS | DAL
DET | EDM | FLA | LA | MIN
MTL | NSH | NJD | NYI | NYR
PHI | PIT | OTT | STL | SJ
TB | TOR | VAN | WSH | WIN

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