Isbister would 541 games in the NHL with 6 different teams, most notably the New York Islanders. He was a 20 goal/40 point threat on Long Island, but he never did emerge as true power forward. He lacked the hand skills without the benefit of a few extra seconds. While protected the puck well he lacked the creativity to do much with it.
Isbister, who starred at the 1997 World Juniors for Team Canada, described his game as “I like to use my size and speed out on the ice to get in there and take the body on the other team’s defenseman. Hopefully, I’ll either create a turnover or take the puck to the net myself.”
Unfortunately Isbister lacked consistent offense, hence his multiple stops around the NHL.