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Agent for Islanders’ Leddy releases statement

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Newly acquired Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy is excited to begin the next chapter of his career.

Neil Sheehy, the agent for Leddy, released the following statement Saturday evening:

“Nick Leddy loves Chicago, yet he is a young player, who will fit in with the young players the NYI have assembled and he is excited to be a part of their core group as the team moves to Brooklyn next year.” (via Brian Sandalow)

Leddy along with goaltender Kent Simpson was dealt from the Blackhawks to the Islanders for prospects Anders Nilsson, Ville Pokka and T.J. Brennan.

The trade leaves the Blackhawks, who were up against the cap, with roughly $1.5 million in cap space per CapGeek.

In a separate move, the Islanders acquired defenseman Johnny Boychuk from the Boston Bruins.