FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ISLANDERS ASSIGN 17 TO BRIDGEPORT
Training Camp roster stands at 29 active players & three on IR

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (October 2, 2011) - The New York Islanders announced today that 17 players have been assigned to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Forwards Sean Backman, Casey Cizikas, Justin DiBenedetto, Brett Gallant, Tomas Marcinko, Tyler McNeely, Tony Romano, David Ullstrom and Tim Wallace will all report to Bridgeport, along with defensemen Calvin de Haan, Matt Donovan, Anton Klementyev, Aaron Ness and Benn Olson. Finally, three goalies rounded out the group, in Mikko Koskinen, Anders Nilsson and Kevin Poulin.

The Islanders Training Camp roster now stands at 28 active players, with three additional players on injured reserve.

Forwards (19): Josh Bailey, Blake Comeau, Trevor Frischmon, Trevor Gillies, Michael Grabner, Micheal Haley, Kirill Kabanov, Matt Martin, Matt Moulson, Nino Niederreiter, Frans Nielsen, Kyle Okposo, Jay Pandolfo, PA Parenteau, Marty Reasoner, Brian Rolston, Ryan Strome, John Tavares

Defensemen (8): Mark Eaton, Travis Hamonic, Milan Jurcina, Andrew MacDonald, Mike Mottau, Dylan Reese, Steve Staios, Mark Streit

Goalies (3): Rick DiPietro, Al Montoya, Evgeni Nabokov

Injured Reserve (3): Jeremy Colliton, Mark Katic, Rhett Rakhshani

The Sound Tigers regular season begins on Oct. 8 at Webster Bank Arena against the Portland Pirates. For your tickets, or information on group outings, call the Sound Tigers at 203-334-GOAL of e-mail info@soundtigers.com


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Contact:
Jamie Palatini - Communications Manager
(203) 345-4824 - media@soundtigers.com




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