Aucoin gets $1 million raise

Updated: August 7, 2004, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

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."

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