Andrew Ladd agrees to 7-year deal with New York Islanders

Former Chicago Blackhawks left wing Andrew Ladd has signed a seven-year deal with the New York Islanders.

The Islanders saw two long-time stars go elsewhere as Frans Nielsen signed with Detroit on a six-year pact and Kyle Okposo is headed to Buffalo on a seven-year contract. New York is also expected to let forward Matt Martin go.

Ladd totaled 25 goals and 21 assists last season in 78 games for Winnipeg and Chicago.

The 31-year-old left win has career totals of 210 goals and 256 assists in 12 seasons.

The Islanders also signed Jason Chimera on a two year deal. The 37-year-old Chimera had 20 goals and 20 assists for Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington. He has 163 goals and 206 assists in 951 career NHL games spanning 15 seasons