With NHL free agency upon us, the New York Islanders have made two moves signing wingers Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera.
Andrew Ladd has agreed to a seven-year, $38.5 million contract with the Islanders, taking a cap hit of $5.5 million per year.
Andrew Ladd and New York Islanders come terms on a 7 year/ $38.5 M deal. #NYI
— Aaron Ward (@NHL_AaronWard) July 1, 2016
The 2004 first round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes, Ladd has won two Stanley Cups – his first coming with the Hurricanes in 2006 and his second with the Blackhawks in 2010. Ladd, 30, is an 11 year veteran is coming off of a 2015-2016 where he accumulated 25 goals and 21 assists.
The other Islander acquisition is the signing of Jason Chimera on a two year $2.25 million per year deal.
Jason Chimera to NYI. Two year deal, $2.25M AAV.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2016
The 37-year-old winger had 20 goals with the Capitals last season, his 13th in the NHL. Chimera is looking to wind his career down with the Islanders.