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Islanders sign three to tryouts; remove Poulin from injured reserve

Gallant, Olson sign professional tryout deals for training camp; Bidlevskii signs amateur tryout contract

Saturday, 09.10.2011 / 12:07 PM / News
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Islanders sign three to tryouts; remove Poulin from injured reserve

The New York Islanders announced today that Brett Gallant and Benn Olson have agreed to professional tryout deals for training camp, while Art Bidlevskii has signed an amateur tryout contract. The club also announced that Kevin Poulin has been removed from injured reserve.

Gallant, 22, appeared in 17 games last season with the Islanders’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring one goal and adding 73 penalty minutes. The Summerside, PEI, native also played in 25 ECHL games last season with the Elmira Jackals and Reading Royals, totaling three points (one goal, two assists) and 132 penalty minutes. Gallant played his first professional season with Elmira in 2009-10, after completing a four-year junior career with the Saint John Sea Dogs (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) and the Summerside Western Capitals (Maritime Junior A Hockey League).

Olson, 24, played in 17 games with the Sound Tigers last season, registering three assists and 78 penalty minutes. The Port McNeil, BC, native also saw ECHL action with the Cincinnati Cyclones, scoring one goal and three assists in 43 games. Prior to last year, Olson played his first two professional seasons with the Albany River Rats (AHL) and Florida Everblades (ECHL). He played four years of junior hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kamloops Blazers and the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Bidlevskii, 20, completed his fourth season in the WHL last year. In 57 games with the Regina Pats, he scored three goals and six assists, while adding 140 penalty minutes. The Kelowna, BC, native also made his professional debut with Bridgeport last season, recording one assist in 10 games.

Poulin, 20, made his National Hockey League debut last year, playing in 10 games with the Islanders. The Montreal, QC, native posted a 4-2-1 record with a 2.44 goals against average with a .924 save percentage before suffering a season-ending knee injury on Feb. 8. In 15 games with the Sound Tigers, Poulin added a 10-5-0 record with a 2.19 goals against average and a .932 save percentage.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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