Islanders Add Winger Duo of Ladd, Chimera


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.

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.

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.

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