Isles Alums Set to Star in Playoffs

Isles alums set to star in playoffs

The Islanders didn’t qualify for the NHL playoffs yet again this season. But that doesn’t mean you have to just root against the Rangers who did. There are a handful of former Islanders’ players who are key contributors on at least 13 of the 16 teams in the playoffs.

Only the Ducks, Rangers and Kings don’t have any former Isles on their respective rosters.

The players range from big names of the Isles’ past like Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and veteran Todd Bertuzzi, who has been with Detroit in recent years, to more recent stars like former team captain Mark Streit (Philly) and recent trades Thomas Vanek (Montreal), Matt Moulson (Minnesota), Andrew MacDonald (Philly) and Peter Regin (Chicago).

Former Islanders with other teams in the NHL Playoffs
Minnesota Wild: Matt Moulson and Nino Niederreiter
Colorado Avalanche: PA Parenteau
Chicago Blackhawks: Peter Regin
St. Louis Blues: Keith Aucoin
*Dallas Stars: Tim Thomas
San Jose Sharks: Raffi Torres
Detroit Redwings: Todd Bertuzzi
Boston Bruins: Zdeno Chara
Montreal Canadiens: Thomas Vanek
Tampa Bay Lightening: Eric Brewer
Columbus Blue Jackets: Black Comeau and James Wisniewski
Pittsburgh Penguins: Taylor Pyatt
Philadelphia Flyers: Mark Streit and Andrew MacDonald
*Tim Thomas never actually played for the Islanders, but his rights were acquired last season in a trade with Boston.

chris vaccaro

Chris R. Vaccaro is a journalist, author and professor from Long Island. Vaccaro, who serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Topps Company's digital division, is an adjunct journalism professor at Hofstra University, the President of the Press Club of Long Island and has written five books about Long Island sports history.