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The New York Islanders are an American professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, Long Island, New York. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Islanders arrived in Uniondale in 1972, and play their home games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The franchise has had 12 team captains in its history. Ed Westfall, the team's first, won the Bill Masterton Trophy during his Islanders captaincy;[1] Michael Peca, who won the Frank J. Selke Trophy after the 2001–02 season, is the only other captain to have won an award during his term.[2] Denis Potvin had the longest captaincy, from 1979 through 1987, during which he played 521 regular season games.[3] Bryan McCabe served the shortest length of time—56 regular season games.[4] Bill Guerin, traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins mid-season in 2009, is the team's most recent captain.[5] Just prior to the start of the 2009-10 season, the Islanders named Doug Weight their 12th team captain.

The Islanders did not assign a new captain for the 1996–97 season after previous captain, Patrick Flatley, was released from his contract.[6] The Islanders also didn't name a captain for the 2000–01 season, for unknown reasons. Despite the 2004–05 NHL Lockout, Michael Peca's term as captain was still valid.[7] Though allowed in the NHL, the Islanders have never given a goaltender the captaincy. There have been only three Islanders' players to hold the captaincy for a single season—Bryan McCabe, Trevor Linden, and Kenny Jonsson—none of whom made it to the playoffs during their term.[4][8][9]

Key Edit

Pos Position
D Defenseman
F Forward
LW Left wing
RW Right wing
GP Games played
G Goals
A Assists
Pts Points
PIM Penalty in minutes

Captains Edit

A hockey player taking a faceoff against his opponent. One player is wearing a blue, orange, and white jersey, and the other is wearing a white, blue, and red jersey.

Michael Peca was the Islanders' captain from 2001 through 2004.

A Caucasian male wearing an orange, blue, and white jersey. Guerin is standing in a hockey rink, holding a hockey stick and has his right arm held against his stomach.

Bill Guerin was the team captain from 2007 through 2009.

Captain Pos Term Regular season stats Playoff stats Ref
GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Westfall, EdEd Westfall RW 1972–77 367 92 151 246 116 37 8 18 26 12 [1]
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies F 1977–79 155 70 106 176 144 17 3 2 5 26 [10]
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 1979–87 521 136 362 498 622 121 33 68 101 151 [3]
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 1987–92 297 116 138 254 252 11 4 4 8 20 [11]
Flatley, PatrickPatrick Flatley RW 1992–96 245 40 106 146 136 15 2 7 9 12 [12]
None 1996–97
McCabe, BryanBryan McCabe D 1997–98 56 3 9 12 145 [4]
Linden, TrevorTrevor Linden C 1998–99 82 18 29 47 32 [8]
Jonsson, KennyKenny Jonsson D 1999–2000 130 9 45 54 62 [9]
None 2000–01
Peca, MichaelMichael Peca C 2001–05 222 49 93 142 176 15 1 0 1 12 [2]
Yashin, AlexeiAlexei Yashin C 2005–07 148 46 70 116 112 5 0 0 0 0 [13]
Guerin, BillBill Guerin RW 2007–09 142 39 41 80 128 [14]
Weight, DougDoug Weight C 2009–present - - - - - [15]

References Edit

General
Specific
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed Westfall. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Michael Peca. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Denis Potvin. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Bryan McCabe. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  5. Penguins hoping Guerin can help. ESPN (2009-03-04). Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  6. Stephenson, Colin (1996-07-10). Isles say buy to Flatley. Daily News. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  7. Logan, Greg (2009-03-05). Islanders deal Guerin to Penguins for draft pick. Newsday. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Trevor Linden. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Kenny Johnsson. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  10. Clark Gillies. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  11. Brent Sutter. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  12. Patrick Flatley. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  13. Alexei Yashin. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  14. Bill Guerin. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-19.
  15. Doug Weight. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2010-01-05.


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