Islanders sign Lorito, Sislo; re-sign two others

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The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Matt Lorito on a two-year deal and forward Mike Sislo on a one-year contract.

The Islanders have also re-signed defenseman Seth Helgeson and goaltender Christopher Gibson to two-year contracts.

Lorito registered 23 goals and 26 assists for 49 points in 59 AHL games for the Grand Rapids Griffins last season, his third pro campaign. He also made his second consecutive appearance in the AHL All-Star Classic.

The native of Oakville, Ont., has played 202 regular-season games in the AHL with Grand Rapids and Albany, notching 66 goals and 105 assists for 171 points. Lorito also has 10 goals and 10 assists in 30 postseason games, winning the Calder Cup with the Griffins in 2017.

Lorito made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings in 2016-17, recording one assist in two games.

Sislo completed his seventh pro season in 2017-18, recording 23 goals and 24 assists for 47 points in 68 games with the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners.

A native of Superior, Wis., Sislo has played 444 regular-season games in his AHL career, totaling 129 goals and 142 assists for 271 points with Tucson, Toronto, San Antonio and Albany. He earned a trip to the AHL All-Star Classic and was voted a Second Team AHL All-Star in 2015-16.

Sislo has skated in 42 career NHL games with New Jersey, tallying three goals and two assists.

Helgeson returns for his second season in the Islanders organization after recording one goal and 11 assists for 12 points in 76 AHL games with Bridgeport in 2017-18.

The native of Faribault, Minn., is a veteran of 294 career AHL games with Bridgeport and Albany, totaling eight goals and 42 assists for 50 points with a plus-41 rating.

In addition, Helgeson has played 50 games in the NHL with New Jersey, collecting one goal and three assists. He was a fourth-round draft pick by the Devils in 2009.

Gibson is back for his fourth season with the Islanders organization. An AHL All-Star last year, Gibson went 19-14-3 with a 2.42 goals-against average, a .906 save percentage and four shutouts in 37 appearances for Bridgeport in 2017-18. He also played eight games with the Islanders (2-3-2, 3.65, .908).

A native of Karkkila, Finland, Gibson has appeared in 143 AHL games with Bridgeport and Toronto, showing a record of 73-48-12 with a 2.51 GAA, a .913 save percentage and eight shutouts.

Originally selected by Los Angeles in the second round of the 2011 NHL Draft, Gibson has gone 3-4-3 in 12 career NHL games with a 3.57 GAA and a .902 save percentage.