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New York Islanders forward Matt Martin hugging forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Photo-via New York Islanders Instagram)

Happy Friday New York Islanders fans. We are less than a week away from prospects making their way to Long Island, to kick off the New York Islanders version of development camp followed by the main group a week later.

Before we dive into the news and events from Thursday, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Queen Elizabeth II, the people she served including our Canadian neighbors up north.

Thursday night was a rather important night as a current New York Islander, and his foundation hosted an incredible charity event on Long Island.

New York Islanders fourth-line grinder Matt Martin has given it all on the ice over his tenure on Long Island, as well as off the ice. The Matt Martin Foundation, which started back in August of 2015, has been raising money for countless charities over the last seven years. And on Thursday night, the Matt Martin Foundation hosted their sixth annual Charity Poker Tournament at the Chateau Briand.

If you wanted to play poker against New York Islanders, past and present, the donation was $200, and if you wanted to come down and watch, the donation cost of a spectator ticket was $100.

The money collected from the vent will be donated to five different charities: NYPD Widows & Orphans Fund, the Boomer Esiason Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis Research, the Islanders Childrens Foundation, ACDS School for Children with Autism and Downe Syndrome, and Defending The Blue Line.

Based on social media posts, it seemed like the event was yet another success for the Matt Martin Foundation, the charities that will benefit, as well as the Long Island community.

Matt Martin had a handful of teammates at his event, with pictures surfacing the web of Casey Cizikas, Mathew Barzal, Kieffer Bellows, Ryan Pulock, Oliver Wahlstrom, Alexander Romanov, Ilya Sorokin, Cal Clutterbuck and Noah Dobson.

There were likely others.

Ilya Sorokin had some fun with one of the fans that attended the event.

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Former New York Jets quarterback and co-host of The Boomer and Gio Show during the morning hours on WFAN was in attendance with his daughter and the wife of Matt Martin, Sydney Martin.

So was former New York Islander Steve Webb.

A round of applause to everyone who helped make Thursday night’s charity event a success.

Now, enjoy the stories to know from NYI Hockey Now as well as stories from around the National Hockey Now Network:

NYI Hockey Now: As the 2022-23 season fastly approaches, the New York Islanders are a team with way more questions than answers at this moment and time. Last Monday, while on Hockey Night in New York, I discussed some of the significant question marks surrounding the Islanders, but let’s dive through as many as we can here. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: On Wednesday, Ottawa Senators signed 20-year-old Tim Stützle to an 8-year extension worth $66.8 million ($8.35 M AAV). No, it won’t have any barring on Mathew Barzal’s next contract with the New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: This bet $5, get $200 DraftKings promo code offer can be used on any game, whether it’s the Thursday night NFL opener, something on the weekend or a college football contest or UFC fight. Love the Jets or Giants? DraftKings doesn’t judge. Click here to start.

Pittsburgh Penguins: There is a black cloud hanging above the Pittsburgh Penguins. The offseason re-signings of stalwart superstar players were not met with the overwhelming relief and joy that other fanbases may have experienced. Are they a team that should have gone into a rebuild a few years ago? Dan Kingerski asks the question. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Philly Hockey Now: The Philadelphia Flyers will host a “Throwback Thursday” series to celebrate and honor each decade of the franchise’s history, the team announced Thursday. The series will be held during each of the six Thursday home games of the 2022-2023 season. Philadelphia Flyers.

Washington Hockey Now: As Washington Capitals forward Carl Hagelin takes the ice on Thursday, he appears to be a different player. The 34-year-old is no longer in the non-contact powder blue sweater but in a regular practice jersey. And, as the scrimmages start, he goes all-in when it comes to contact, embracing the battle, throwing his teammates into the boards and fighting his way into scoring positions. Washington Hockey Now.

Florida Hockey Now: From now until the start of training camp on Sept. 22, Florida Hockey Now will profile players who will play a key role for the 2022-23 Florida Panthers. Today’s player is netminder<span Sergei Bobrovsky. Florida Panthers.

Colorado Hockey Now: Hot off the presses, here is the Colorado Avalanche rookie camp roster and the schedule. It all starts, gulp, this coming Thursday. Colorado Avalanche.

Vegas Hockey Now: Owen Krepps has been out in Clark County, Nevada for about two months now, and the biggest thing that has been hovering over his head, especially living in Boulder City, is the Lake Mead water crisis. In a fantastic, well-written, informational article, Owen asks a funny question with the answer a rather serious one. Vegas Golden Knights

San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks’ new jerseys are here! Well, they’re in stores, at least. The Sharks have been expected to debut a new set of home and away jerseys this season and it appears they are already on display and for sale in at least one location. San Jose Sharks.

Calgary Hockey Now: Newly signed forward Nazem Kadri made a $1-million donation supporting the London Health Sciences Centre, as the money will go towards surgical innovation that could improve patient outcomes across the globe. The Ambulatory Surgical Centre will be renamed the Nazem Kadri Surgical Centre in recognition of the incredible gift. Calgary Flames.