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Isles sign Bailey -- five years, $16.5 million

Josh Bailey

New York Islanders center Josh Bailey (12) celebrates after his first period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


Josh Bailey has agreed to terms on a five-year deal with the New York Islanders, the club announced today.

Bailey had 11 goals and eight assists in 38 games this past season. The 23-year-old forward had filed for arbitration, but obviously a hearing won’t be needed now.

Per ESPN’s Katie Strang, the contract is worth $16.5 million, garnering a cap hit of $3.3 million.

“Josh has become an important member of the young core of the players we have in our dressing room,” Islanders general manager Garth Snow said in a release. “We’re excited to come to terms with him on a deal that will ensure he is a member of this team as we solidify ourselves as consistent playoff contenders.”

Bailey was originally drafted ninth overall by the Isles in 2008.