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Sunday, April 06, 2014

The Young Get Even Younger

Based on the expected line-up of Sundstrom and Mayfield replacing Grabner and deHaan:

20 Isles dressed today average 25.26 years old
19 expected to play (excluding Nabokov) average 24.56

Matt Donovan is the 10th oldest of the 20; Anders Lee is the 11th.

Scott Mayfield is the second-youngest player on the roster -- he'll be 21 1/2 next week.  Ryan Strome is 9 months younger than Mayfield.

NHL experience for Isles Defense:
Carkner, Matt 232
Hickey, Thomas 116
Donovan, Matt 50
Hamonic, Travis 247
Czuczman, Kevin 8
Mayfield, Scott 0

Total games: 653  

By comparison, Lubo Visnovsky has played in 830 NHL games -- The Blue Jackets have three players with more experience than the entire Isles defense: Schultz, Umberger and Tyutin.

Forever 1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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