The New York Islanders and the Long Island Sound Hockey League have reached an agreement on a two-year, $10 million contract, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly announced Tuesday.
The two sides met Monday afternoon, with the Islanders agreeing to a two year deal worth $4.2 million annually, which is an increase from the previous deal.
Long Island’s team is set to play its first game on the Islanders’ home ice, Nassau Coliseum, on Friday.
A three-year contract worth $3.5 million will be a one-time increase to the Islanders salary cap, with an additional $750,000 added to the $1.9 million cap hit that was already in place.
That is due to a change in the way the Islanders are allocated the money to be added to their salary cap each season.
For example, last season, the Islanders added $1 million to the cap to make up for the loss of defenseman Anthony Beauvillier, who was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes.
This year, that cap hit will be reduced by $750 and the Islanders will receive the $750 cap hit instead.
The Islanders are set to have $6 million in cap space in 2018-19.
Last year, the Isles were awarded $2 million in salary cap space for signing defenseman Brian Strait.
The cap hit for that deal was $2.4 million.
This year, a $1,500,000 signing bonus will be awarded to defenseman Mike Vecchione.
The Islanders also have an additional bonus of $250,000 for signing goalie Andrew Hammond and another $250.000 for adding forward Josh Ho-Sang and defenseman Zach Hyman.
The bonus for Ho-, who played for the Islanders last season with the Boston Bruins, was previously $500,00.
The Isles will also receive $500.000 in cap relief from signing goaltender Anders Lindback and forwards Matt Donovan and Zach Bogosian.
The team is also expected to receive a salary cap hit of $5 million in 2018.
In exchange for the two-way contracts, the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils will each receive a two way contract worth an additional million dollars for the 2018-2019 season.
The Rangers and Devils are set at $4 million and $2,000,000 in total cap space, respectively.
The NHLPA had not yet received a signed contract from the Islanders.
The terms of the two contracts were not disclosed, but the Islanders have a $7.9 billion cap hit heading into the 2021-22 season.
They also have $2 billion in cap room this summer.