Islanders Sign Forwards Arnaud Durandeau, Tanner Fritz

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May 31, 2019 - 5:59 pm

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The Islanders announced Friday that they have signed forwards Arnaud Durandeau and Tanner Fritz. 

Durandeau, a sixth-round pick in 2017, agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal. He just wrapped up his four-season Quebec Major Junior Hockey League career with a career-high 38 goals and 35 assists in 68 games for Halifax. 

Fritz agreed to a two-year deal as he was set to become an unrestricted free agent. Th 27-year-old will reportedly get $700,000 for the 2019-2020 season in a two-way deal. Fritz played in eight games with the Isles last season and finished with one assist. He was named an AHL All-Star. 

The Islanders addressed depth with these signings as Cal Clutterbuck underwent back surgery, but is expected to be ready for training camp. Andrew Ladd underwent surgery in March to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and was expected to miss five months, but be ready for training camp. 

Captain Anders Lee, goalie Robin Lehner, right wing Jordan Eberle and center Valtteri Filpulla are all impending unrestricted free agents.