Jul 2, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT
Grabovski and Kulemin have each signed with the Isles, per TSN, the former getting $20 million over four years, the latter $16.75 million over four years.
After Paul Stastny, Grabovski was arguably the most highly sought-after center in free agency. The 30-year-old had 13 goals and 22 assists for Washington last season. His best campaign was 2010-11, when he had 29 goals and 29 assists for the Maple Leafs. But Toronto bought him out last summer.
The 2010-11 season was also Kulemin’s high-water mark, as the winger scored 30 goals for the Leafs. But his production has fallen dramatically since then, with just 23 goals in 188 games from 2011-12 to 2013-14.
With the Islanders, Grabovski should start as the second-line center behind John Tavares. Kulemin could play with either Grabovski or Tavares.
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