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Islanders, Cizikas agree to terms on five-year contract extension

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Islanders - Game Four

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 06, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Lightning defeated the Islanders 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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The New York Islanders and Casey Cizikas have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension, the club announced Thursday.

And, based on the reports, it represents a significant raise for the 25-year-old forward. As per Arthur Staple of Newsday, the deal is worth $16.75 million.

According to General Fanager, Cizikas had just concluded his two-year deal worth $2 million -- including $1.2 million this season -- and was a pending restricted free agent. For more details on this latest contract, click here.

“Casey has developed into a highly dependable two-way center and we’re pleased to sign him through 2021,” said Islanders GM Garth Snow in a statement. “His energy and passion both on the ice and in the community, make him an invaluable piece of our lineup.”

In 80 regular season games in 2015-16, Cizikas scored eight goals but reached career highs in assists with 21 and points with 29, as part of a fourth line with Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck.

The Islanders also have a trio of pending unrestricted free agents, including Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Martin.

Okposo could be in line for a major raise after 22 goals and 64 points this season, and Snow admitted last month it could be a “challenge” to re-sign all three pending UFAs mentioned above.