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John Tavares signs Isles deal

Updated: September 16, 2011, 10:03 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The Islanders don't know where they'll be past 2015, but one thing is certain: They will have star center John Tavares.

Twenty minutes before a team-scheduled news conference, Tavares officially signed a six-year contract extension that will keep him an Islander through 2018.

The deal is worth $33 million, a source told ESPNNewYork.com Wednesday. Tavares will receive $4 million in the first year, $5 million in the second, then $6 million each of remaining four years, a source ...

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