Pelech hasn't scored a goal this season but he is tied for second on the team with a plus-9 rating.

Pelech is tied with forward Andrew Ladd at plus-9 and trails only defenseman Calvin de Haan (plus-11), who is out for the season with a shoulder injury. The Islanders have been porous on defense overall and getting shaky goaltending, but Pelech has been a steady performer in front of his own net. He will never be mistaken for a goal-scoring defender with only three career tallies in 92 games, so to stay on the team, he will need to be a lock down blueliner.

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