The Ones Who Join: Northeastern's Tyler McNeely Signs with Islanders

Out goes one, in comes another. He wasn't one of those buzzed-about sought after college free agents that Toronto tends to buy in bulk, but Northeastern University's Tyler McNeely had one heck of a 10-game amateur tryout (ATO) with the Islanders' AHL affiliate in Bridgeport: Five goals, six assists, +9 on a struggling team that finished on a high note.

The 5’10", 175-pound B.C. native has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Islanders.

In four years as a forward at Northeastern, he put up 44 goals and 61 assists in 142 games, including a career-high 13 goals and 21 assists this past season, when he was Northeastern's respected captain.

Almost immediately upon joining Bridgeport, he turned some heads and joined the penalty kill and the top-producing line with Rhett Rakhshani and Jeremy Colliton. No surprise he enjoyed his brief time there, and they kept track back home.

(So WebBard is happy not only because it makes him look like a savant, but because McNeely had as good an ATO as you can hope for.)

Looked at organizationally, the undersized winger Robin Figren is 23 and wanted to leave. McNeely is 24 and happy to stay. With an eye toward low-risk bets and depth insurance -- the idea being to accumulate potentially quality hockey players, however they come available -- it's not a bad trade.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Lighthouse Hockey

You must be a member of Lighthouse Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lighthouse Hockey. You should read them.

Join Lighthouse Hockey

You must be a member of Lighthouse Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lighthouse Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker