The New York Islanders have signed Sebastian Aho to a two-year contract extension.
The new deal will keep the pending restricted free agent in orange and blue through the 2022-23 season. Aho was on the final year of his three-year, entry-level contract that he signed in 2017.
The Athletic’s Arthur Staple was first to report the Aho contract. The second year of the deal is one-way, according to Staple.
Aho has not played in the NHL since a 22 game stint during the 2017-18 season. He recorded a goal and three assists during his time with the Islanders that season.
He was part of the Islanders taxi squad during the playoffs this season and has played well in AHL Bridgeport.
The #Isles re-signed 24 y/o D Sebastian Aho* to 2 year $725K Cap Hit Deal:
Year 1: $700K NHL, $275K minors, $325K Guaranteed
Year 2: $750K NHL
-30P in 49 AHL GP
-Rep'd by Claude Lemieux @4sportshockey
*The other Aho, & yes we know wrong Aho in picturehttps://t.co/q9yNVIB2ob
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) October 5, 2020
Sebastian Aho led all Bridgeport Sound Tigers defensemen in points with 30 points (three goals, 27 assists) in 49 games this season. It was the third consecutive season he has led Bridgeport defenders in points.
In 156 games with the Sound Tigers, Sebastian Aho has 105 points (21 goals, 84 assists) and has been named to the AHL All-Star Classic three seasons in a row.