ISLANDERS SIGN HAMILTON

Tuesday, 11.15.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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ISLANDERS SIGN HAMILTON
Goal scorer returns to Bridgeport

The Islanders have re-signed free agent forward Jeff Hamilton, who scored 43 goals for Bridgeport two seasons ago, and sent him to the Sound Tigers.

Hamilton helped lead the Sound Tigers to a strong playoff run while racking up some impressive individual achievements during his first stint with the team from 2002 through 2004.  He also returns to the state where he has spent almost his entire playing career.

"I am thrilled Jeff is rejoining our team," said Sound Tigers head coach Dave Baseggio who, like Hamilton, played his collegiate hockey in Connecticut at Yale University. "He is an elite player in the AHL, and I truly believe he can play and thrive in the NHL under the new rules.  He will get every opportunity to work hard and prove he can play in the NHL."

"I am very excited to be back in the US and to have re-signed with the Islanders," said Hamilton. "The positive direction the Sound Tigers are heading was a big part of my decision, and I am anxious to continue my development with the help of Dave Baseggio and his staff.  As always, the Islanders have assembled a great group of guys in Bridgeport that will no doubt lead to success in the AHL this season."

Hamilton, 28, was an AHL All-Star two seasons ago when he led the Sound Tigers in scoring with 43 goals, 25 assists and 68 points in 67 games.  He also made his NHL debut with the Islanders, appearing in one game the same year.  During that 2003-04 season, Hamilton set Sound Tigers records for most goals in a season (43) and a career (65), most power-play goals in a season (20), most first goals in a season (13) and most shots on goal in a game (11) and in a season (295).  He also set an AHL mark for most game-winning goals in a season with 15.  Hamilton's 2003-04 accomplishments are made even more impressive by the fact that he missed 13 games with a serious eye injury.

In addition to his individual accomplishments, Hamilton was a big part of a pair franchise-record streaks in 2003-04 when the Sound Tigers went 20 games in a row without a loss (17-0-3 from October 25th through December 14th) and 22 straight games without a loss in regulation (18-0-3-1 from October 19th through December 14th).  He also had three goals, three assists and six points during the 2003 Calder Cup Playoffs when the Sound Tigers upset the Manchester Monarchs in a three-game sweep before losing a hard-fought series in six games to the East Division Champion Binghamton Senators.

Hamilton has totaled 65 goals, 41 assists and 106 points in 134 career games as a Sound Tiger.  He spent the 2001-02 season playing for Karpat in Finland and skated for Yale University from 1996 through 2001, also dealing with a severe abdominal injury that kept him out of the line-up for all but two games in 1999-2000.

Hamilton began this season playing for Kazan Ak-Bars in Russia, notching 16 penalty minutes in eight games.  He had 23 goals, 29 assists and 52 points in 60 regular-season games, as well as four goals, three assists and seven points in six postseason contests with the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack last season.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 6 2 4 3 6
J. Bailey 6 2 3 2 5
N. Leddy 6 0 5 1 5
R. Strome 6 2 1 1 3
K. Okposo 6 2 1 1 3
C. Clutterbuck 6 2 1 2 3
B. Nelson 5 2 0 1 2
N. Kulemin 6 1 1 0 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
J. Boychuk 6 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 3 3 1 .926 2.34
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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