Islanders announce signings of Noah Dobson, Alexander Romanov, and Kieffer Bellows

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Apr 12, 2022; Elmont, New York, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson (8) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at UBS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Islanders signed defensemen Noah Dobson and Alexander Romanov to three-year deals Monday.

The team also agreed to a one-year contract with forward Kieffer Bellows. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Per multiple reports, Dobson’s AAV is coming in at $4M. Romanov’s cap hit is $2.5M and Bellow’s is $1.2M.

Islanders sign three

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Oct 14, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin (30) and defenseman Noah Dobson (8) watch the puck against Carolina Hurricanes right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Dobson, 22, led all Islanders blueliners in goals (13), assists (38) and points (51) in his third NHL campaign in 2021-22.

The 2018 first-round draft pick has 72 points (17 goals, 55 assists) in 160 regular season games and seven assists in 20 postseason contests since making his NHL debut in 2019.

Romanov, 22, joined the Isles in a July 7 trade with Montreal. New York also acquired a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft in exchange for its first-round pick, also in 2022.

Romanov had 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 79 games with the Canadiens in 2021-22. He has 19 points (four goals, 15 assists) in 133 games in two seasons with Montreal.

Bellows, 24, collected 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in 45 games in his third season with the Islanders. The 2016 first-round pick has 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in 67 career games.

Penguins sign Jack St. Ivany

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed free agent defenseman Jack St. Ivany to a two-year, entry-level contract on Saturday.

The deal runs through the 2023-24 season and carries and average annual value of $950,000 at the NHL level.

St. Ivany, 23, played collegiately at Boston College (2020-22) and Yale (2018-20) and tallied 60 points (12 goals, 48 assists) in 115 games.

St. Ivany was drafted in the fourth round by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2018.

The 6-foot-3, 201-pound California native won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2019 World Junior Championship.

–Field Level Media