Pelech agrees to terms on eight-year contract with Islanders


Adam Pelech agreed to terms on an eight-year contract with the New York Islanders on Friday. Financial terms were not released.

The 26-year-old defenseman, who was a restricted free agent avoided a salary arbitraion hearing scheduled for Aug. 11.

Pelech scored 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 56 regular-season games with the Islanders last season, and five points (one goal, four assists) in 19 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Selected by New York in the third round (No. 65) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Pelech has scored 75 points (16 goals, 59 assists) in 303 regular-season games with the Islanders, and 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 48 playoff games.

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