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Islanders sign Ryan Pulock to 8-year extension: Sources


The New York Islanders agreed to terms with defenseman Ryan Pulock on an eight-year contract extension believed to be worth around $6.15-million per season, sources confirmed to The Athletic. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported the contract agreement late Wednesday night.

Pulock, 27, is entering the final season of a two-year deal worth $5 million per year.

He had two goals and 15 assists last season, plus four goals in 19 playoff games as the Islanders reached Game 7 of the semifinals before losing to the Lightning. He’s also led the Islanders in average time on ice each of the last three seasons.

Pulock was the 15th pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. Partnered with Adam Pelech, who signed an eight-year contract worth $5.75 million per season this summer, Pulock has emerged as one of the top shutdown defensemen in the league as that pair drives the Isles’ defense-first style.

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