Travis Hamonic signs seven-year contract with Islanders
The New York Islanders re-signed restricted free agent Travis Hamonic to a seven-year, $27-million contract.
The team re-signed restricted free agent Travis Hamonic to a seven-year, $27-million contract that will keep him in New York.
Hamonic doesn't always get a ton of attention on the Islanders and seems to get lost in the shuffle when their young core gets talked about, but he's already a very solid defenseman and still has his best days ahead of him.
He turns 23 in August.
Even though he was one of their youngest defensemen, the Islanders counted on Hamonic to play the toughest minutes on their blue line and consistently gave him the challenge of matching up against other teams' best players.
The money might seem like a lot now, but it's a contract that has a chance to look like a bargain in the very near future. That's something that's become a trend in recent years under general manager Garth Snow as he's managed to lock up several of his core players to affordable contracts under the cap.
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