#Isles Transaction: Parker Wotherspoon has been transferred to Tri-City (WHL).— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 28, 2016
#Isles Transaction: David Quenneville (Medicine Hat) and Mitchell Vande Sompel (Oshawa) have been returned to their junior clubs.— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 28, 2016
Parker Wotherspoon was returned to Tri-City of the WHL, David Quenneville to Medicine Hat of the WHL and Mitchell Vande Sompel to Oshawa of the OHL, where he’ll be one of the veteran leaders of the Generals.
(Wotherspoon is the only one to have signed an entry level deal with the club, which probably explains that “transferred” tag.)
All three participated in rookie camp earlier this month and got into some preseason games this week. Wotherspoon and Vande Sompel played in the Islanders 3-0 win over the Flyers on Monday, and the former had an assist on Joshua Ho-Sang’s second period goal. Quenneville played in the 5-2 loss to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night and finished a minus-2 (look, I’ll allow it here. It’s preseason and stats are scarce.)
Wotherspoon has turned a few heads since being drafted in 2015 and Vande Sompel will get some spotlight time back in Oshawa. The diminutive Quenneville was just drafted this summer. In other words, you’ll see these guys again soon enough.