Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro was put on waivers Friday.
He's currently in the 7th season of a 15-year, $67.5 million contract that runs through the 2020-21 season. DiPietro earns $4.5 million annually.
When DiPietro's contract ends:
• The Islanders will be completing their 6th season in Brooklyn (they move for the 2015-16 season)
• Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will be approaching his 34th birthday
• Former Islander great Denis Potvin will be nearing his 68th birthday
• A child born today will be in the 2nd grade