Hockey insider Darren Dreger has the breakdown of Lee’s new deal:
Breakdown of Anders Lee’s extension with Isles: Nyi sign Anders Lee 2015-2016: $2,000 2016-2017: $3,500 2017-2018: $4,500 2018-2019: $5,000
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 30, 2015
Lee scored 25 goals and 41 points in 76 games as a rookie last season with the Islanders.
“Anders has proven to be an effective goal scorer over his two seasons with the club,” GM Garth Snow said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to have another home-grown talent signed long term.”
In 100 career NHL games Lee has 35 goals and 22 assists while averaging 14:34 in ice time a night.
“I’m extremely excited to finalize this deal and ensure that I’m a New York Islander for the next four seasons,” Lee said. “The organization has been nothing but first class to me from the moment I was drafted. I look forward to competing for the Stanley Cup in each year while playing in front of the best fans in the NHL.”
With Lee’s signing the Islanders have $12.9 million in cap space to work with heading in to free agency, according to Generalfanager.com.