Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Isles News Items of the Day

If you have been away from your phone/computer today you have missed some Islanders news stories.

Isles Sign Poulin

The Islanders signed goalie Kevin Poulin to a 1 year two way contract.  Poulin will make 275K in the AHL and 600K if he is on the NHL roster.  After an excellent start to last season where Poulin had essentially put the Sound Tigers on his back, his play really came back to earth as the season wore on and he finished with a 2.87 GAA and a .912 save percentage.  This was Poulins best season as starter since 2011/2012.  At 25, Poulins time could be running out and this year he figures on competing for time with rookie Stephen Williams who is expected to be with Bridgeport next season.

Carkner Signs AHL Contract

After missing all of last season, and with his contract expiring Matt Carkner signed a 2 year AHL contract with the Islanders AHL affiliate in Bridgeport today.  According to Arthur Staple, Carkner will serve as a player and coach.
Carkners style of play will translate well down there I think and his attitude will do wonders for the young players especially Scott Mayfield.

New Third Jersey Coming Next Month

The long awaited Brooklyn third jersey is expected to be released next month, according to multiple reports.  There is no new information yet regarding potential look or design of the jersey.

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