Isles Announce Affiliation Agreement with ECHL Stockton Thunder

14 players spent time in both Stockton & Bridgeport last season

Tuesday, 07.8.2014 / 1:00 PM ET / 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.

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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
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10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
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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

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2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 5 2 3 2 5
J. Tavares 5 1 3 0 4
K. Okposo 5 2 1 1 3
N. Leddy 5 0 3 -2 3
R. Strome 5 2 0 0 2
B. Nelson 4 2 0 0 2
C. Clutterbuck 5 1 1 1 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
C. Cizikas 5 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 5 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 2 3 1 .913 2.61
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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