Islanders Sign Evgeni Nabokov To A One Year Extension

Posted: March 21, 2012 by Steven Ellis in New York Islanders

(AP/photo/David Dupree)

One year after refusing to report to the New York Islanders, the 36-year-old Evgeni Nabokov has signed a $2.75-million, one-year deal that will keep him on the Island through next season.

“I’m thrilled to commit to this team for next season,” Nabokov told reporters. “We have a great group in the locker-room of young, talented players and we’re heading in the right direction. I’m excited to have the chance to help get this team back to the playoffs.

Nabby started his NHL career with the San Jose Sharks in 2001, and played there until 2010, when he signed in the KHL. After getting let go from his deal, he signed a one year pact with the Detroit Red Wings, but was claimed on waivers by the Islanders. After failing to report to New York at that time, and getting suspended for the rest of the season, he came to training camp this season to honour the contract and has been one of the team’s bright spots — posting a .912 save percentage, 2.56 goals-against average and a 17-18-3 record.

This signing surely has something to do with the health of Rick Dipietro, who spends more time playing NHL 12 than he does playing in the NHL. It’s almost certain that he will get injured next season, so having insurance with Nabokov and Al Montoya really helps.

 

You can find everything you need to know about Nabokov here.

Awards and achievements

  • Calder Memorial Trophy – 2001
  • NHL All-Rookie Team – 2001
  • NHL First All-Star Team – 2008
  • NHL All-Star Game Appearances – 2001 and 2008
  • Best Goalkeeper – 2008 IIHF World Championship
  • Vezina Trophy Finalist – 2008
  • Set an NHL record on Feb. 11, 2010 at DET when he won his 11 consecutive road game (Nov. 21, 2009 vs. ANA – Feb. 11 2010 vs. DET)
  • First Goalkeeper in NHL history to score a powerplay goal
  • Became only the second goalie to record 3 consecutive 40 win seasons on Mar. 27, 2010 vs. VAN

Career statistics

Regular season

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1997–98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 33 10 21 2 1866 122 0 3.92 .872
1998–99 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 43 26 14 1 2429 106 5 2.62 .909
1999–00 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 2 1 1 0 120 3 1 1.50 .952
1999–00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 20 12 4 3 1164 52 0 2.68 .920
1999–00 San Jose Sharks NHL 11 2 2 1 2645 15 1 2.17 .910
2000–01 San Jose Sharks NHL 66 32 21 7 3700 135 6 2.19 .915
2001–02 San Jose Sharks NHL 67 37 24 5 3901 149 7 2.29 .918
2002–03 San Jose Sharks NHL 55 19 28 8 3227 146 3 2.71 .906
2003–04 San Jose Sharks NHL 59 31 19 8 3455 127 9 2.21 .921
2004–05 Metallurg Magnitogorsk RSL 14 808 27 3 2.00
2005–06 San Jose Sharks NHL 44 16 19 7 2515 129 1 3.10 .885
2006–07 San Jose Sharks NHL 50 25 16 4 2777 106 7 2.29 .914
2007–08 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 46 21 8 4560 163 6 2.14 .910
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 62 41 12 8 3686 150 7 2.44 .910
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 71 44 16 10 4194 170 3 2.43 .922
2010–11 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 22 8 8 5 1230 62 2 3.02 .888
NHL TOTALS 563 293 178 29 37 32491 1294 50 2.39 .912
AHL TOTALS 78 37 36 3 4415 231 6 2.68

 

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 NY ISLANDERS
ON PACE 39 13 21 0 2082 0 91 1004 2.64 .909
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