It has been announced that New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic has rescinded his request to be traded closer to home. Arthur Staple of Newsday was first on the story.
Breaking #Isles news: Travis Hamonic has rescinded his trade request, Newsday has learned. More to follow.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) May 10, 2016
Travis Hamonic Rescinds Trade Request
One may recall that it was revealed earlier in the season that Hamonic had requested a trade due to personal reasons.
The Islanders & Travis Hamonic — https://t.co/P7lJSGRR1F
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 18, 2015
Hamonic loves the Isles. This is personal. Wpg, Edmtn, Cgy and Van all preferred. Might expand to other west cities. Tough on Isles….
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 18, 2015
Hamonic was drafted by the Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft with the 53rd pick in the 2nd round. He broke into the team in 2010-11 and has since been a staple on their blueline, scoring 114 points in 342 games and one assist in six playoffs games. In 2014-15, he put up a career high five goals and 33 points while averaging 21:47 TOI. This past season he five goals and 21 points.
The right-handed defenseman signed a seven-year contract worth $27 million and an AAV of $3.8 million in 2013. He has four years remaining on his deal. With Hamonic having a very team friendly contract and term, and being a proven top pairing defender at just 25-years old, remaining in New York is sure to please Islanders management and fans.
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Caption: SAN JOSE, CA – NOVEMBER 10: Travis Harmonic #3 of the New York Islanders shoots the puck against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on November 10, 2015 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)