Staios stays with Islanders

Steve Staios. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

Steve Staios. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 7:42 PM ET

The New York Islanders signed defenceman Steve Staios, 38, to a one-year, $800,000 contract Friday.

Staios, who attended the Islanders training camp on a tryout, appeared in each of their three pre-season games.

"The one thing I tried to tell Steve was that he was going to get an honest shot," coach Jack Capuano said on the team website. "He came in, he worked hard and he earned a spot on our hockey team."

The native of Hamilton, Ont., has 56 goals and 156 assists in 936 NHL games with Boston, Vancouver, Atlanta, Edmonton and Calgary.


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