Nick Leddy (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Breaking Down The 10 Biggest Local Hockey Contracts Of Last 5 Years

Let’s take a look at the 10 biggest deals handed out by the local hockey teams over the last five years.

02/25/2015

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk skates against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Blow Game Open With Big 3rd Period, Rout Coyotes

Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night.

02/25/2015

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders skates against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Jan. 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Solidify Blue Line For Years, Agree To Multi-Year Extension With Leddy

Leddy, who is just 23 but was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at season’s end, will reportedly receive $38.5 million over the next seven years, for an average annual value of $5.5 million.

02/24/2015

If you are expecting the Islanders to make a bold move at the trade deadline, perhaps for someone like Toronto's Phil Kessel, seen here on the right talking to Matt Martin during a recent game, you may end up being disappointed. A report suggests the Isles have no intention of being buyers at the deadline. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Prepared To Stand Pat At The Trade Deadline

If you are expecting the Islanders to add some pieces for a run at the Stanley Cup you may end up being disappointed.

02/23/2015

Dalton Prout of the Columbus Blue Jackets defends the Islanders' John Tavares, right, as he turns with the puck during the second period on Jan. 10, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Capellini: As Islanders Prep For Stretch Run, Tavares Has Taken His Game To A New Level

Long a great player on a team not ready to take the next step, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft has carried himself like a superstar this season and his team has responded in kind.

02/23/2015

Coliseum Conversation logo (Credit: The Lifestyle Group)

Schwartz: ‘Coliseum Conversation’ To Celebrate The Old Barn

“Coliseum Conversation,” presented by The Lifestyle Sports and Entertainment Group, will take place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Madison Theatre on the campus of Molloy College in Rockville Centre.

02/23/2015

Vancouver Canucks v New York Islanders

Lack Lifts Canucks To 4-0 Shutout Of Islanders

Eddie Lack made 27 saves in relief of an injured Ryan Miller and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Sunday.

02/23/2015

at Verizon Center on February 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Holtby Shines As Capitals Edge Islanders 3-2 In Shootout

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the lone goal in a shootout, Braden Holtby had 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 3-2 Saturday for their fourth straight victory.

02/21/2015

Islanders captain John Tavares and other members of his line celebrate their second-period goal against the Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 16, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Capitals To Host Metropolitan Division-Leading Islanders

The Islanders have won six of seven as they continue their push for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

02/21/2015

Adam Clendening #44 of the Vancouver Canucks takes a shot in the third period against the New York Rangers on February 19, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NHL Overhauling Statistics On Its Website To Include Advanced Metrics

The overhaul will be done in four phases, a process that started Friday with the addition of advanced statistics to the league’s website.

02/20/2015

Nick Leddy, center, and other members of the New York Islanders celebrates the defenseman’s goal against the Nashville Predators at  Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 19, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Friedman: At This Point, It Feels Like Only The Islanders Can Stop The Islanders

The Kyle Okposo injury? No problem. Tough loss to the Rangers at home? It’s forgotten about the very next game. There is no quit in this hockey club.

02/20/2015

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 19: New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky #11 shoots against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne #35  during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Leddy Has Goal, 2 Assists As Islanders Cool Off Predators

Nick Leddy had a goal and two assists, Jaroslav Halak tied the team record for wins in a season, and the New York Islanders cooled off the NHL-leading Nashville Predators with a 5-2 win on Thursday night.

02/20/2015

Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: NHL Trade Deadline Figures To Have Some Names, Key Role Players

Serious plans for the NHL’s March 2 trade deadline are being made right now, and it’s all about making the best possible deal.

02/18/2015

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 25: Chad Johnson #30 of the New York Islanders skates against the Dallas Stars at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 25, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Stars 7.5.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Johnson Stops 37 As Isles Skate To 4-1 Win Over Carolina

Backup Chad Johnson made 37 saves and four players scored to lead the New York Islanders past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night.

02/18/2015

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Islanders Fan During Broadcast: ‘My Son Was Conceived Back In That Parking Lot’

Yep. On Monday night, an original Islanders season-ticket holder told everyone in TV land a little too much information.

02/17/2015

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