The New York Islanders have reportedly re-signed goalie Semyon Varlamov to a new contract, according to Kevin Weekes of ESPN.
— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) July 1, 2023
The deal is believed to be for two years, per David Pagnotta.
Varlamov started 23 games for the Islanders last season, posting an 11-9-2 record while backing up Ilya Sorokin. However, his decreased role didn’t seem to ever deter him from returning to the team.
“I would love to stay with a team,” Varlamov said on May 1. “I have a good feeling about this team and about the future. So I want to be part of it.”
The 35-year-old goalie has spent the last four seasons with the Islanders and has a career save percentage of .916 and a 2.65 GAA.
Varlamov is one of four unrestricted free agents this summer who was a fixture for the Islanders last season. Forwards Pierre Engvall and Zach Parise, and defenseman Scott Mayfield are still on the market.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.