Islanders Re-Sign Anders Lee, Lose Valtteri Filppula To Detroit

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July 01, 2019 - 4:53 pm
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The New York Islanders have come to an agreement with forward Anders Lee to keep the captain with the team.

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The two sides have agreed to a seven-year deal worth $49 million, according to multiple reports.

The 28-year-old finished with 28 goals and 23 assists this past season, making it the third consecutive campaign that Lee registered at least 50 points.

Lee posted a career-best plus-20 rating during the 2018-19 season.

Islanders left wing Anders Lee skates with the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series on May 3, 2019, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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It wasn't all good news for the Isles on Monday, as the team lost center Valtteri Filppula to the Detroit Red Wings.

Filppula signed a two-year, $6 million deal with Detroit, returning to the team that he played the first eight years of his career with.

The 35-year-old veteran is coming off a bounce-back season, recording 17 goals and 14 assists in 72 games. 

Filppula finished with a plus-19 rating in his one year with the Islanders.