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Center Park signs extension with Islanders through 2010

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Center Richard Park signed a two-year
extension with the New York Islanders through the 2010 season.

Park had 10 goals and a career-high 16 assists last season, his
first with the Islanders after attending training camp on a tryout.

"To say I'm happy would be an understatement," Park said in a
release Sunday. "Since the first day of training camp last year, I
was determined to make the most of the chance Garth Snow and Ted Nolan gave me."

The 31-year-old has 60 goals and 73 assists in 452 career
regular-season games with the Islanders, Pittsburgh, Anaheim,
Philadelphia, Minnesota and Vancouver. He was originally drafted
50th overall by Pittsburgh in 1994.

"Richard exemplifies the type of character players we want to
be New York Islanders," said GM Garth Snow. "He's a team-first
guy who plays with his heart on his sleeve and battles every
shift."