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Big Eamon on Campus: Islanders sign NCAA goalie to three-year ELC

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Student orientation begins for Penn State goalie.

Hey I was there.
Hey I was there.
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The Islanders have agreed to terms on a three-year entry level contract with goalie Eamon McAdam, a 2013 third round pick who emerged as Penn State's number one netminder this season.

As reported by, like, everyone, McAdam will report directly to Bridgeport on an Amateur Try Out contract.

McAdam will join a crowded Sound Tigers crease alongside Stephon Williams, newly recalled from ECHL Missouri Parker Milner and Christopher Gibson, who was injured in the team's game against Portland last Saturday. We'll see how the rosters eventually shake out.

A junior this season, McAdam was named to the All Big 10 second team after leading the conference with a .915 save percentage in the regular season. He went 13-8-1 for Penn State this year, and led the team to the Big 10 tournament and first round victory over Wisconsin. The Nittany Lions lost in the next round to Michigan, a game in which McAdam was pulled after 30 minutes.

The Penn State hockey program is a relatively new one, and McAdam's play helped the school make huge strides in just its first four of years in operation.

"We are very proud of Eamon and his growth as a goaltender and a teammate," said head coach Guy Gadowsky. "He had a tremendous season and we will surely miss him, but we are very excited to watch his success with the Islanders. Eamon is also an excellent student and has assured us he will graduate. I know Eamon loves Penn State and he will always be a big part of our hockey program and the University."

As Islanders fans know, you can never have enough goalies. Good luck to McAdam in this season and in the future.

As a bonus, Newsday's Arthur Staple also reports that defenseman Parker Wotherspoon of the WHL's Tri-City Americans may also be joining the Sound Tigers on an ATO. Wotherspoon had 11 goals and 45 assists for the Americans this season and was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year.