40-Year-Old Center – Free Agent
Alexei Yashin Contract Information:
Yashin agreed to terms on the biggest contract package (at signing date) in NHL history in September of 2001, signing for nearly $90 million US in a 10-year deal. Islanders opted to buy out the final four years of the contract for a total of $17.63 million over the next eight years in June of 2007. Signed a one-year contract with Locomotiv Yaroslavl of the Russian league in July of 2007.
Yashin is not planning on attending camp with the Islanders, according to Newsday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Alexei Yashin.
Yashin came out of the gate hot, scoring 29 points in the first 27 games, but his production waned over the remainder of the season. He wound up scoring 66 points, tying Satan for the team lead. By the way, the 66 points was good for 60th in NHL overall scoring – not enough for one of the game’s 10 highest paid players. You can’t bank on him leapfrogging back into the realm of elite scorers. Expect around 60 points, but hope for more.
His supporters say he has regressed offensively the last few years due to a lack of scoring linemates. Well, the Isles signed Miroslav Satan to be his wing man this year, and he seemed extremely happy with the move. As well, the Isles removed some of the clubhouse personalities that were rumored to have clashed with Alexei (Adrian Aucoin, Mike Peca), so this is the year for Yashin to prove his worth. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, and say he’ll bounce back with a 30 goal, 80 point season.