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 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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