Islanders in Diapers

Summer Fodder: On Donovan and Gardiner

Jake Gardiner has been a higher offensive producer than Matt Donovan in the NCAA, AHL and the NHL, but both are 23-year-old offensive-oriented defensemen who experienced a similar phenomenon for young players

Donovan, Pulock, Mayfield, others to Bridgeport

With the end of a playoff-less regular season for the New York Islanders, the reassignments have begun to fill out their AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers roster.


Video: Mayfield on Mayfield

Scott Mayfield, some Bridgeport teammates and coach Scott Pellerin on the development of the 21-year-old Denver University product.

Brett Gallant Gets the Call

Brett Gallant is the latest recipient of the New York Islanders' "in the family" goodwill approach, so he'll get an unexpected NHL debut after being recalled from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Isles recall Mayfield, Sundstrom

After Saturday injuries to Michael Grabner and Calvin de Haan, the New York Islanders have recalled Johan Sundstrom and Scott Mayfield from the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Burroughs, Crus Rydberg ATOs in Prospect Shuffle

Signed to ATOs (amateur tryout contracts) were 2013 draft picks Viktor Crus Rydberg and Kyle Burroughs, while Brant Harris joins after finishing his NCAA career as UConn's all-time top scorer.

Adam Pelech signs 3-year ELC

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with defenseman prospect Adam Pelech, their third-round 2012 draft pick out of Erie.

Why Snow will draft Sam Reinhart

Here is why and how Garth Snow will bring Sam Reinhart to the New York Islanders.


Video: Kevin Czuczman on transition to NHL

New signing Kevin Czuczman discussed his "late bloomer" route from Ontario to an NCAA scholarship at Lake Superior State to an NHL contract with the New York Islanders.

[Update] Isles sign LSS D-man Kevin Czuczman

The New York Islanders announced the signing Lake Superior State defenseman Kevin Czuczman to a two-year contract this afternoon. The 6-3, 205 pound Czuczman will report directly to the Islanders.


Islanders 14-15 Draft Board after Deadline Trades

An overview of what the New York Islanders have in the 2014 and 2015 drafts after several trades in 2013-14.

Video and more on Collberg: 'Top prospect' or...?

More highlights and opinions on Sebastien Collberg, which reinforce the duality of this and just about every upper-tier prospect: Clear skill, clear development yet to be done in order to become an NHLer.

Donovan, Halmo up. Hopefully for good.

In their first post-trade deadline transactions, the New York Islanders have recalled defenseman Matt Donovan and winger Mike Halmo from AHL Bridgeport, and this time their recalls should last a while.

Who is Sebastien Collberg?

The New York Islanders acquisition has high skill, a small frame, and is playing "with men" in Sweden at age 20.

Bridgeport's Top 3: Strome, Lee Halmo Recalled

Physical winger Mike Halmo is among a trio of Bridgeport Sound Tigers getting the call, joining forwards Ryan Strome and Anders Lee, the latter two receiving their second stints with the New York Islanders.

2010 Draft: Big bodies, odd drops & Brock Nelson

As he looks to take on a bigger role with the club, Brock Nelson appears to be the New York Islanders' best -- and only -- haul from the 2010 NHL Draft.

Strome's 1st fight follows Persson's 1st hat trick

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers capped a perfect weekend (3-0, though the first via shootout) with a remarkable one Sunday at home to Syracuse.


MSG Video: Anders Lee under the microscope

A look into the New York Islanders prospect in his first pro season after leaving Notre Dame.

Kabanov Motors to MODO on Loan

New York Islanders prospect Kirill Kabanov's rocky journey has taken him to the Swedish Elite League on loan.

Capuano on Strome: 'He'll have a bigger role'

In assigning him to Bridgeport, the New York Islanders are taking the long view with Ryan Strome's development. Jack Capuano addressed Strome's progress from his point of view.

Bridgeport Struggles Worsen after Recalls

When Ryan Strome was called up to the New York Islanders for his NHL debut, their AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers didn't just lose their first-line center -- they lost the AHL's top scorer and a key to their offense.

Pokka Wins Gold, and Something about a Pig

Finland has won gold at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, with New York Islanders prospect Ville Pokka playing a key role on the blueline.


Strome vs Other AHL Starts in Past 9 Years

Looking at Ryan Strome's AHL start, and how it compares to players of a similar age over the past nine years.

Prospect Nods: Strome in AHL, Reinhart/Pelech WJC

In what feels like an annual rite, the New York Islanders are struggling at the NHL level, but their prospects in the pipeline are earning some praise.

D Turnover: De Haan up, Donovan down

On U.S. Thanksgiving, the New York Islanders sent defenseman Matt Donovan back to Bridgeport and recalled Calvin de Haan in his place. Will their roles be different?

Prospects: BST 0 for 6; Williams in job fight

Unfortunately, the New York Islanders aren't the only club within their system to struggle right now. The AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers are last in their division and winless in six, coming off a frustrating weekend marked by three one-goal losses.

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