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Islanders Agree to Terms With Barzal on 8-year Extension

New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) in action during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, on April 26, 2022, in Washington. After missing the playoffs for the first time in four years, the New York Islanders had a long offseason to reflect on what went wrong. With a new coach and mostly the same roster that reached the Stanley Cup semifinals the previous two years, they are ready to try to rediscover their winning ways and return to the postseason. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) in action during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, on April 26, 2022, in Washington. After missing the playoffs for the first time in four years, the New York Islanders had a long offseason to reflect on what went wrong. With a new coach and mostly the same roster that reached the Stanley Cup semifinals the previous two years, they are ready to try to rediscover their winning ways and return to the postseason. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

(AP) -- Mathew Barzal has agreed to terms with the New York Islanders on an eight-year extension, a move that keeps the franchise's top forward under contract for the balance of his prime.

The deal is worth $73.2 million with an annual salary cap hit of $9.15 million, according to a person with knowledge of the contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team did not announce terms.