NEW YORK — Free agent forward Alexey Yashin has signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders, the team announced today.
The 19-year-old defenseman will sign a two-year entry level contract with New York, the club announced.
He will make $600,000 per season, according to the team.
Yashin, who turns 20 on Feb. 25, was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
He has three goals and two assists in 10 games with the Lightning.
The Islanders, who finished third in the Atlantic Division in 2017-18, have the league’s third-worst record at 15-36-4.
They were also eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins in six games last season.
The NHL’s expansion draft took place today at the United Center in New York.
The top five selections will be determined by a combination of a vote of the 30 teams in the league and the final three picks.
The expansion draft is slated to take place on May 29.
The Isles, who won the first of their three games at the NHL’s annual summer showcase, have won nine of their past 10 games.
The Islanders have scored just six goals and have allowed more than 50 shots in five of their last seven games.