A very sad anniversary for the Islanders

A very sad anniversary for the Islanders


September 12, 2006 is one New York Islanders fans remember today as it was when the organization offered a lucrative 15-year deal and $67.5 million to goaltender Rick DiPietro. 

We bet, however, that the atmosphere was not festive, Monday, within the organization of the “Isles”, to celebrate the 16th anniversary of this sad signature. Still in 2022, the formation of the Big Apple must annually give $ 1.5 million to the doorman. She will complete her payments at the end of the 2028-2029 season.

DiPietro finally had his contract bought out in July 2013, which explains why the Islanders still owe him money, even 16 years older late.

The masked man never lived up to the expectations placed on him and his heavy contract, mainly due to the numerous injuries he suffered. He has only played in 319 career games, all with the Islanders. He went 130-136-36 with a 2.87 goals-against average and .902 save percentage.