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Isles Announce Affiliation Agreement with ECHL Stockton Thunder

14 players spent time in both Stockton & Bridgeport last season

Tuesday, 07.08.2014 / 1:00 PM / News
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Isles Announce Affiliation Agreement with ECHL Stockton Thunder
14 players spent time in both Stockton & Bridgeport last season

The New York Islanders announced today that they have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL for the 2014-15 season. Along with the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Stockton remains one of the Islanders primary minor league affiliates.

“We are thrilled to once again have the Stockton Thunder as our organization’s ECHL affiliate,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said. “The Thunder do a great job of developing players from the ECHL, to the AHL, and eventually the New York Islanders.”

Four Islanders prospects suited up for the Thunder last season, including former third round picks Andrey Pedan, Kirill Kabanov and Jason Clark, along with sixth round pick Alan Quine. All four of those players played in Bridgeport last season, along with 10 other players on the Thunder’s season ending roster, including Riley Wetmore, Mathieu Gagnon, Jeremy Langlois, Ben Rosen, Adam Brace, Sean Escobedo, Marc Cantin, Parker Milner, and the Thunder’s own Joey Martin and Andrew Clark.

“The Islanders were a great partner last season,” Thunder Team President Brian Sandy said.  “On the ice, they provided a steady stream of talent that provided depth to our team.  In the community, they gave the Thunder the flexibility to create the ‘Rough & Ready Islanders’ brand, which was and still is very popular.  We look forward to continuing and growing our relationship.”

Last season, the Islanders suited up five players who played a portion of their careers in the ECHL, including Colin McDonald, who spent time with the Thunder during the 2008-09 season.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 22 24 -1 46
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 47 9 25 17 34
B. Nelson 47 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 47 9 17 5 26
J. Boychuk 37 4 20 17 24
J. Bailey 35 8 14 9 22
N. Leddy 47 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 47 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 41 13 5 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 9 0 .913 2.37
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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