| New York Islanders|
Ice hockey player
3.1 million USD (2015)
| October 2, 1989 (age 26)
Clarington, ON, CAN (1989-10-02) |
9th overall, 2008
New York Islanders
New York Islanders (#12 / Left wing)
Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen, John Tavares, Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome
Josh Bailey Wikipedia
Joshua Bailey (born October 2, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected ninth overall by the Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and has remained with the organization since.
Bailey grew up in Clarington, Ontario playing AAA for the Clarington Toros of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association's (OMHA) Eastern AAA League. He was drafted in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) priority selection by the Owen Sound Attack in May 2005. He was traded by the Attack to the Windsor Spitfires during the 2006–07 season.
Bailey was selected ninth overall by the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Islanders' General Manager Garth Snow traded down twice in the draft (from fifth to seventh, seventh to ninth) to acquire Bailey. On October 2, 2008, his 19th birthday, the Islanders signed Bailey to a three-year, $900,000 contract.
Shortly after on October 7, 2008, the team announced that Bailey would begin the 2008–09 season with the team in the NHL, but his debut was delayed by an injury sustained during a preseason game. He scored his first goal in the league on January 2, 2009, against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes.
After a strong start to the 2010–11 season, he was injured; upon returning, he had no points in a 13-game stretch, prompting the Islanders to send Bailey to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, in late November after Bailey had played 159 games in the NHL, one game before Bailey would have had to clear waivers to be sent down to the AHL, which starts at 160 NHL games. Bailey played 11 games in the AHL and scored six goals and 11 assists before being brought back up to play with the Islanders again.
With the 2012–13 NHL lockout in effect, Bailey was signed to a temporary lockout contract with German second division club SC Bietigheim Steelers on November 9, 2012. Bailey accumulated 11 points in six games with the Steelers before returning to North America. The Islanders announced on January 15, 2013, that they had suspended Bailey due to sustaining an injury while playing for the Steelers, and that he would not collect any pay from the team during the suspension.