Cory Conacher signs with New York Islanders

By Nick Veronica

After not receiving a qualifying offer from the Buffalo Sabres, Cory Conacher signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders Tuesday on the first day of free agency.

The contract is a one-way deal, meaning Conacher will make his full salary even if he is sent to the minors.

NHL minimum salary for 2014-15, per the collective bargaining agreement, is $550,000.

Conacher, Canisius College’s all-time scoring leader, had three goals and three assists in 19 games with the Sabres after being acquired in March.

Conacher has 18 goals in his two-year career, tied for 2,560th in NHL history.