|Islanders center Richard Park gets 2-year extension through 2010|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 07 October 2007 07:47|
Park had 10 goals and a career-high 16 assists last season, his first with the Islanders after attending training camp on a tryout.
``To say I'm happy would be an understatement,'' Park said in a release Sunday. ``Since the first day of training camp last year, I was determined to make the most of the chance Garth Snow and Ted Nolan gave me.''
The 31-year-old has 60 goals and 73 assists in 452 career regular-season games with the Islanders, Pittsburgh, Anaheim, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Vancouver. He was originally drafted 50th overall by Pittsburgh in 1994.
``Richard exemplifies the type of character players we want to be New York Islanders,'' said GM Garth Snow. ``He's a team-first guy who plays with his heart on his sleeve and battles every shift.''