A look back: How Badly Peter Chiarelli Got Fleeced by the Islanders Over the Years


Peter Chiarelli's time as a general manger has certainly been a bumpy ride. He's made some great moves, and some terrible trades as well. However when it comes to the New York Islanders, he always seems to fumble every trade he makes with them, dating all the way back to his time with the Boston Bruins.

It all started in October of 2014, when Chiarelli turned to the Islanders to move out Johnny Boychuk for salary relief. In exchange, he picked up a pair of 2nd round picks and a 3rd round pick. Thus far, the only player that has made any sort of impact for the Bruins is Brandon Carlo. In contrast, Boychuk has been a key defence-man for the Islanders ever since he arrived in Long island.

Next up, Chiarelli's first move as a member of the Edmonton Oilers, acquiring Griffin Reinhart from New York in exchange for a 1st and 2nd round pick. Safe to say Reinhart was a flop as he was claimed by Vegas in the expansion draft and still couldn't crack the NHL. The Islanders wound up moving that 2nd round pick along with a 3rd rounder to move up and draft Anthony Beauvillier. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! The 1st round pick from that year turned into Matthew Barzal, one of the top rookies of this past season.

Finally, in 2017 the Oilers traded Jordan Eberle to the Islanders for Ryan Strome. On the surface, it seemed like a cap dump by Edmonton, but it turned into much more. Strome made little to no improvement this season compared to the last few years. Eberle however managed to have his best year since 2015.

To conclude, Chiarelli has hand-delivered the Islanders 3 of their top-6 players and one of their top defence-men. In exchange, he picked up a mediocre middle-6 centre in Ryan Strome, a Griffin Reinhart who is barely an AHL regular and got claimed in the expansion draft, and a couple of picks with only 1 player playing a full season.

So Islanders fans, if you were wondering how Garth Snow is still employed, now you know.

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