ISLANDERS ADD ECHL AFFILIATE

Monday, 07.31.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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ISLANDERS ADD ECHL AFFILIATE
Pensacola Ice Pilots join Bridgeport (AHL) as development teams

The Islanders have signed an affiliation agreement with the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the East Coast Hockey League. The Ice Pilots join primary affiliate the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) as the Islanders' development teams.

"We're very proud to have this partnership with a first-class franchise like the Pensacola Ice Pilots," said Islanders general manager Garth Snow. "We will work hard with our partners in Bridgeport and Pensacola to have winning teams and properly develop young players."

The agreement will allow for the Islanders and the Sound Tigers to provide the Ice Pilots with players, and the three teams will work together in the development of future NHL and AHL players.

"We are pleased to announce our affiliation with a great organization like the New York Islanders," said Mario Forgione, Ice Pilots Governor and GM. "We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship between our two clubs."

The Premier "AA" Hockey League, the ECHL had affiliations with 25 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League in 2005-06. There have been 303 former ECHL players who have gone on to play in the NHL after playing in the ECHL, including a record 47 who made their NHL debut in 2005-06. Since 2000-01, 158 former ECHL players have made their NHL debut.

The Pensacola Ice Pilots' 11th season in the ECHL begins in mid-October with a three game road-trip through Ohio and Pennsylvania to face the Cincinnati Cyclones, the Johnstown Chiefs and the Reading Royals. The Ice Pilots face off on home ice for the first time on Friday, Oct. 27 when they host the Texas Wildcatters at The Hanger at the Pensacola Civic Center.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 76 34 40 -3 74
R. Strome 75 15 32 19 47
K. Okposo 54 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 75 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 76 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 70 23 16 12 39
J. Bailey 64 15 23 4 38
J. Boychuk 66 8 25 9 33
T. Hamonic 66 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 72 10 19 15 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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