SCATCHARD IS SIGNED!
Veteran Forward Signs One Year Deal
(July 30) After five years on the Island, Dave Scatchard has become
part of the heart and soul of the Islanders. Having played 347 games
in the orange and blue, the 28 year old center is now the third-
longest tenured Islander. And now he's signed for another season.
Scatchard came to the Island via a midseason trade with Vancouver in
1999. Since then, he has become a contributor on the ice and off.
Often seen visiting children's hospitals and out at other community
events, Scatchard was twice named as one of the "Good Guys" in
professional sports by The Sporting News. In his five seasons with
the Islanders, Scatchard has tallied 81 goals, 87 assists and 565
PIMs. Among current Islanders, only Mariusz Czerkawski (470) and
Kenny Jonsson (597) have played more games in orange and blue. Two
years ago, Scatchard was the Islanders' top goal-scorer, finishing
with a career-high 27 tallies. Last season, he notched nine goals and
25 points after missing 20 games due to a shoulder injury. He
finished fourth on the team with 78 PIMs.
For his career, Scatchard has played in 526 games for the Islanders
and Vancouver, scoring 107 goals and 115 assists for 222 points and