Veteran forward Doug Weight signs one-year extension with Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – The New York Islanders have signed veteran forward Doug Weight to a one-year contract extension Tuesday.

In his first season with the Islanders, the 39-year-old Weight has recorded nine goals and 26 assists despite missing 29 games because of injury.

Weight will earn US$2 million next season, his second with the Islanders. He signed with New York as an unrestricted free agent last July and earned $1.75 million this season. In 1,180 career games, Weight has 274 goals and 730 assists.

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The two-time Olympian is one of four American-born players to have recorded at least 200 goals and 700 assists in their career.