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Islanders extend Sorokin for 8 years, reported $66M in flurry of moves

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The New York Islanders took care of their business Saturday, announcing deals for star goaltender Ilya Sorokin, netminder Semyon Varlamov, defenseman Scott Mayfield, and forward Pierre Engvall.

Sorokin signed an eight-year extension beginning in 2024-25. The average annual value is $8.25 million, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. The 27-year-old is one of the NHL's top goalies and was named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy this campaign after he led the league with six shutouts.

He posted a record of 31-22-7 to go along with a .924 save percentage and 2.34 goals-against average. Sorokin also topped all goaltenders in goals saved above expected (51.36) and ranked second in goals saved above average (36.23) at all strengths, per Evolving Hockey.

Sorokin owns a career save percentage of .924 in 136 outings.

Varlamov, Engvall, and Mayfield were all unrestricted free agents.

Engvall, 27, inked a seven-year pact with a reported cap hit of $3 million, while Mayfield penned a seven-year extension with a reported average annual value of $3.5 million. Varlamov signed on for four years with a cap hit of $2.75 million, according to CapFriendly.

The Toronto Maple Leafs shipped Engvall to the Islanders for a 2024 third-round pick prior to the trade deadline. He put up five goals and four assists in 18 games as an Islander before adding two points in six playoff games.

Varlamov, 35, registered a .913 save percentage and 2.70 goals-against average in 23 appearances this campaign. He joined the Islanders ahead of the 2019-20 season as a free agent on a four-year, $20-million deal.

Mayfield ranked second on the Islanders in average ice time (21:02) and chipped in with six goals and 18 assists while skating in all 82 games. He's been with the Islanders for his entire career - beginning in 2013-14 - and just played out the final campaign of a five-year pact with a cap hit of $1.45 million.

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