4/19/13

New York Signs Joey Diamond to ELC 2013-14. Bridgeport Signs Riley Wetmore & Greg Miller For 2013-14

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/19/2013 06:17:00 PM
Sound Tigers website: The New York Islanders announced today that forward Joey Diamond has agreed to terms on a one-year, entry-level contract. Diamond, 23, scored two goals with three assists, while recording 27 penalty minutes in 10 games since joining the Sound Tigers on an amateur tryout contract (ATO) on March 22.

The previous entry here linked to articles from professional media on the signing of D Mike Dalhuisen, that claimed he would play in Bridgeport in 2013-14. 
 
On Friday Bridgeport announced the  Dalhuisen signing here. Riley Wetmore & Greg Miller also agreed to terms on AHL contracts for 2013-14.

Quinnipiac Bobcats.com has Dalhuisen's comments: 

"It's an amazing feeling to get closer and closer to your lifelong dream," Dalhuisen said. "All of the hard work of the past 21 years of hockey is finally paying off."

"We're very happy for Mike in continuing his career in the Islanders organization," head coach Rand Pecknold said. "We're proud of his accomplishments and wish him all the best as he progresses to the NHL."

Miller commented via twitter.

Prospect blog has all updated contract signings for Bridgeport/Prospects. 

NYIFC Comments:  
A lot of very early moves.


As per our recent entries, the numbers of players signed to play defense in New York & Bridgeport, along with the prospects who needed to be signed by 5/31/13 (Kichton/Theoret) plus the CHL defenders who need to be signed by 5/31/14 from the draft of 2012.

Some players will not be signed or brought back from the current group, there are simply not enough roster spots with a lot of players spectators for the Sound Tigers in many games as is. Almost to the point where it's reasonable to suggest are the Islanders going to reach terms on a new ECHL affiliate somewhere?


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