Friday, August 30, 2013

Former Islanders Finding New Homes

This week has seen a couple former Islander players find new homes.

First off, Ty Wishart who had been a defenseman for Bridgeport the last couple seasons signed a contract with Schwenningen in Germany.

Wishart had struggled in his own end for the last couple seasons and with the emergence of defensive prospects in the Islanders system it isn't surprising that he wasn't bought back when he reached free agency earlier this summer.

Next, former Islander enforcer Trevor Gillies who played last season in the KHL signed a contract with HIFK in Finland.

In 24 games in the KHL last season Gillies registered zero points and 95 penalty minutes.

Lastly, former Islanders prospect Brenden Kichton signed a 3 year entry level contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

If you recall, Kichton was a draft pick of the Islanders a couple years back and after the team and him failed to agree to a contract earlier this year he re-entered the draft in June and was selected by the Jets.

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