The New York Islanders have signed goaltender Thomas Greiss to a three-year extension.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 31, 2017
Greiss has been the No. 1 guy for the majority of the season and was given the full reins after the Islanders’ waived Jaroslav Halak on Dec. 30.
In 25 games this season, Greiss is 14-7-3 with a 2.25 goals-against average and .928 save percentage. He has been a big part in the Islanders’ turn around of late, who have won four of their five games under interim head coach Doug Weight. New York fired longtime head coach Jack Capuano on Jan. 17. The recent run has helped the Islanders (21-17-9) out of the Eastern Conference basement and five points out of a playoff position.
Greiss was set to become a UFA after this season.