New York Islanders
New York Islanders
Brett Gallant
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BrettGallant
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 194
BIRTHDATE: 12/28/1988
AGE: 25
BIRTHPLACE: Summerside, PE, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
 
 ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Islanders on February 5, 2013.

LAST SEASON: Made his National Hockey League debut with the Islanders, appearing in the final four games of the regular season and posting 17 penalty minutes...Appeared in a career-high 58 American Hockey League games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, posting a personal-best 255 penalty minutes...Finished fourth in the league in penalty minutes...Was recalled by the Islanders on Apr. 7...Made his NHL debut and recorded his first fighting major (Matt Kassian) on Apr. 9 vs. Ottawa.

CAREER:  2012-13: Appeared in 42 games during his fifth professional season and third with Bridgeport...Finished second on the team and tied for eighth in the AHL with 202 penalty minutes...Suffered a season-ending shoulder injury on Feb. 22.  2011-12: Established AHL career highs in goals (2) and points (3) in 25 games during his first full AHL season with Bridgeport.  2010-11: Split his second professional season between the East Coast Hockey League’s Elmira Jackals and Reading Royals, and Bridgeport (AHL)...Was released by Elmira on Dec. 31 after appearing in 13 games...Signed with Reading on Jan. 4 and played 12 games...Signed a Professional Tryout Contract with Bridgeport on Feb. 10 and remained with the club through the end of the season, appearing in 17 games.  2009-10: Led ECHL rookies in penalty minutes with 185 during his first professional campaign with the Elmira Jackals...Tied for second in the league with 21 major penalties...Scored two points (1g/1a) in 38 games.

JUNIOR: 2008-09: Scored 73 points (24g/49a) in 50 games with the Summerside Western Capitals of the Maritime Junior Hockey League...Led the team in penalty minutes and finished third in scoring.  2007-08: Led the Saint John Sea Dogs in penalty minutes (175) during his third and final season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  2006-07: Led Saint John in penalty minutes (192) and scored a career-high six points (5g/1a) in 48 games.  2005-06: Made his QMJHL debut with Saint John, recording one assist in 26 games...Also appeared in nine games with Summerside (MJAHL).