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New York Islanders-Day One of Training Camp and try out of Steve Staios

In was a very busy day of hockey out on Long Island, as the New York Islanders hit the ice for Day One of Training Camp today. The team also announced that blueliner Steve Staios has agreed to try out with the club.

Staios is a native of Hamilton, Ontario and has played in 936 career National Hockey League games. The Blueliner has tallied 56 goals and 156 assists for 212 points, while also accumulating 1,269 penalty minutes during the course of a 15-year career.

Playing for the Calgary Flames the last two seasons, the defenseman was drafted in the second round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. In 57 games, Staios recorded four goals and nine assist for 13 points. A Proud part of Team Canada at the 2002, 2003, 2004 and ‘07 World Championships-the defenseman tallied four assist for six points in 33 games.

The team as a whole reported for Day One of Training Camp, as physicals and the promotional videos were shot by the guys today.

Highlights on the Islanders official website include Matt Moulson hamming it up for the camera, and speaking about achieving his NHL dream after being cut time and again. Moulson never gave up, and is now one of the most popular guys on the Island-as well as a leader on the team. The guys also posed for their team shots for the media guide and the website.

The Isles have already made cuts to the squad, as Brenden Kichton, John Persson and Andrey Pedan will return to their respective Junior Squads. Art Bidlevskii was released from his Amateur Tryout Contract, all four players participated in the five-day Rookie Camp; as well as seeing action in the Rookie Game against the Boston Bruins.

Written on September 17, 2011

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