New York Islander Fan Central | 7/03/2008 02:34:00 PM AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers Chris Lee Kurtis McLean Mitch Fritz Peter Mannino
So much for one thread fits all signings today. Obviously Garth Snow and Howard Saffin's staffs are very busy today. All profiles were added to the Sound Tigers section.
Sound Tigers website: Reports the New York Islanders have announced that the club has signed Kurtis McLean, Chris Lee, and Mitch Fritz all to one-year, two-way contracts and also acquired goaltender Peter Mannino to a one-year entry-level deal.
The Bridgeport site has a brief profile of each player.
Kurtis McLean: Is a center who played for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season last season after being signed as a free agent playing in their AHL/ECHL system.
Chris Lee: Is a defender who played last season for the Iowa Stars, he played one game with Bridgeport during the 2006-07 season.
Mitchell Fritz: Is a left wing who played for the Hartford Wolfpack last season and is well-traveled in the AHL for his two hundred plus games.
Peter Mannino : Is a twenty four year old who should immediately draw comparisons to former Denver product Wade Dubielewicz after playing for the Pioneers for four straight seasons and graduating this spring leading Denver to a National Championship in 2005, he holds or is part of several team records for goaltending in school history.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Fair to say Mr Fornabaio will have a few more blogs today and many of the UFA names listed on the sidebar will be moving on with what looks like a very different Bridgeport club moving forward.
Seems apparent the goaltending depth chart is coming into focus with Danis, Mannino, and MacDonald.
Islanders website: Has more on the signings.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in his blog has a few insights on the players Bridgeport signed and will have an article tomorrow.