John Persson
John Persson
Islanders - Left Wing
NUMBER: 56
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 209
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 05/18/1992
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Ostersund, SWE
DRAFTED: NYI: 2011-125 overall
 
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the fifth round (125th overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Draft. Signed an Entry-Level Contract on May 29, 2012.

LAST SEASON:
Scored 29 points (17g/12a) in 65 games as a Rookie with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League...Finished third on the team in goals (17), fourth in power-play goals (4) and seventh in points...Scored game-winning goals in two of the first three games of the season (Oct. 12 at Connecticut, Oct. 20 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton)...Registered his first pro fight against Kyle Jean on Nov. 11 vs. Connecticut...Posted a six-game point streak (3g/3a) from Dec. 14-27...Notched his first career two-goal game in a 5-4 loss at Springfield on Jan. 4...Appeared in only three games in March due to injury.

CAREER: 
2011-12: Led the Red Deer Rebels in scoring with 58 points (23g/35a) in 70 games during his third season in the Western Hockey League...Established a career high in assists...With Red Deer, recorded 12 multi-point games...Had season-high eight game point-scoring streaks from Oct. 28 - Nov. 13 (8g/9a) and Jan. 21 - Feb. 4 (4g/5a)...After Red Deer’s season, signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement with Bridgeport (AHL)...Scored eight points (4g/4a) in 12 regular season games...Made his professional debut on Mar. 21 at Binghamton...Scored his first professional goal on Mar. 24 at Springfield...Appeared in two Calder Cup contests. 

2010-11:
Led Red Deer with 33 goals and ranked fourth on the team with 61 points during his second season in the WHL...Added five points (2g/3a) in nine playoff games...Had 15 multi-point games, including six three-point efforts...Recorded a hat trick on Jan 23 vs. Kootenay. 

2009-10
: Scored 11 points (7g/4a) in 62 games with Red Deer during his rookie WHL campaign.