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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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