New York Islanders forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau has agreed to a six-year contract extension with the club. The Islanders acquired Pageau earlier today from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a conditional first round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, the club’s second round pick in 2020 and a conditional third round pick in 2022. This season, Pageau has already recorded career highs in goals (24), power-play points (nine) and game-winning goals (five). He has a total of 40 points (24 goals and 16 assists) in 60 games this season with a plus 10 rating. Pageau has averaged over 50% on faceoffs in each of the past five seasons and has a 52.2% career average. Over his eight-year career, Pageau has totaled 182 points (87 goals and 95 assists) in 428 games, all with the Senators.
The Ottawa, ON native has 16 points (12 goals and four assists) in 35 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. During the Senators run to the Eastern Conference Final in 2017, Pageau scored ten points (eight goals and two assists) in 19 games.
He played a total of 142 games with Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, scoring 94 points (38 goals and 56 assists).
Pageau was selected by the Senators in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
Prior to his career with Ottawa, Pageau played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Gatineau Olympiques and the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. He averaged exactly a point per game with 175 points (80 goals and 85 assists) in 175 games.