Islanders open training camp at Northwell Ice Center in East Meadow

General manager Lou Lamoriello made it a priority in the offseason to bring back the band that made a late charge into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Rob Del Muro

Sep 21, 2023, 8:05 PM

Updated 267 days ago

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It was mostly familiar faces on hand for the Islanders as they opened training camp Thursday at Northwell Ice Center in East Meadow.
General manager Lou Lamoriello made it a priority in the offseason to bring back the band that made a late charge into the Stanley Cup Playoffs before falling to the Hurricanes in the first round last season.
Day 1 notes:
The only regular missing from the ice was Smithtown native Kyle Palmieri, who was out with what the team called a maintenance day.
Star goaltender Ilya Sorokin, fresh off signing an eight-year contract extension, told News 12 Long Island he's ready for the responsibility that comes with a big contract.
Center Brock Nelson said he has a different mindset to ensure the team will have a winning season.
"You put emphasis on the start. Last year, we had a month where it kind of got behind the eight ball and it snowballed a bit... building the foundation from the start, knowing that's what sets you up for long-term success," he said.
The Islanders open up preseason play Tuesday against the Rangers. Opening night is Saturday, Oct. 14 against Buffalo.


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