The fact that Islanders winger Anatoly Golyshev participated in training camp and was cut today suggested that a contract had been agreed upon with the restricted free agent. CapFriendly reports (Twitter link) that the team has now registered the deal with the league and it’s a one-year, one-way pact worth $750K.
The 26-year-old was a fourth-round pick of the Isles back in 2016 (95th overall) but it took nearly five years for him to sign his entry-level deal. That happened back in March once his KHL season came to an end, permitting him to burn his one-year deal without even playing a single game on it. Last season, Golyshev had 12 goals and 15 assists with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL, his eighth season in that league. Overall, he has 208 points in 366 career AHL contests, a decent performance overall in a low-scoring league.
While Golyshev will be starting in the minors with AHL Bridgeport to kick off his North American playing career, it’s likely that he will see some action with New York at some point this season. With their salary cap situation, a contract for the league minimum will certainly help his chances of earning a recall.