New York signs C Rob Hennigar

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/09/2008 10:30:00 PM | | |

Islanders website: Adam Baruch reports the Islanders signed 2007-08 Canadian College Hockey Player of the Year Rob Hennigar to a two year contract. The all-time points leader at the University of New Brunswick and the 2007-08 Canadian College Hockey Player of the Year.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Islanders website has a lot of links to the players background. Twenty five year old prospect but coming off a big year, we'll see where he fits but it's obvious Garth Snow does like to go back to the college route for talent between Trevor Smith, Sean Bentivoglio last year and now Jack Hillen with Peter MacArthur playing for Bridgeport and Ryan Cruthers in Utah as Bridgeport signings.

Note-Cruthers is listed on Utah's Kelly Cup roster but says he was released from his ATO contract.

Updated 4/10 2pm:Daily Gleaner: Bill Hunt has a full interview with the Isles new prospect, Rob Hennigar as to how he got signed and what the process was like as he signed a two-year, two-way deal with a signing bonus.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Excellent article and interview where we learn about about the process to sign a player and what someone has to go through when a team does want to do a contract, including the medical.

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