Casey Cizikas is headlining a stable of pending unrestricted free agents that the New York Islanders have to deal with. Lou Lamoriello and the rest of the Islanders front office also have a handful of restricted free agents that need new contracts, including Adam Pelech.
As part of the Islanders’ top defensive pair, Pelech is in store for a raise after the year he had for New York and he will get one. Lamoriello told reporters on Tuesday that his plan is to keep the RFAs that the Islanders have without having to ship one away to help make room under the salary cap.
Sportsnet’s Elliott Friedman suggested that the Islanders offseason could begin with getting a deal worked out for Pelech, and that would make sense. But how much is Pelech worth and what would a new contract look like for him?