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Aucoin gets $1 million raise

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Islanders defenseman Adrian Aucoin was
awarded a one-year, $4.25 million contract at an arbitration
hearing Saturday.

He earned $3.25 million last season when he finished with a
career-high 44 points (13 goals, 31 assists) in 81 games.

"Adrian has been an outstanding player for us and he definitely
deserved a raise," Islanders general manager Mike Milbury. "We're
looking forward to another excellent season from Adrian."