Found February 05, 2013 on
One of the toughest hockey players to lace up the skates in recent years has been rewarded:
How much do the New York Islanders value the traditional "enforcer" role?
That's a question whose answer got another new wrinkle after the club announced today that they've signed Bridgeport Sound Tiger winger Brett Gallant to an NHL contract....
Gallant is 24 and in his fourth pro season, so his deal is under the NHL's Entry Level Contract rules, but at his age it's only a one-year deal. The Connecticut Post's Sound Tigers beat writer Michael Fornabaio's immediate reaction: "Well-deserved."
Well-deserved, is right. For the past two years, Gallant has gone toe-to-toe with every tough guy in the AHL. Listed at six-feet, 185 pounds, the Summerside native isn't as big as your typical heavyweight slugger. But anyone who follows pro hockey knows that Gallant can chuck the knuckles with the best of them. His tilts with former Islan...
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The New York Islanders agreed to terms on a one-year, entry-level contract with forward Brett Gallant on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old Gallant, currently playing with the Islanders' AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, is in his fourth professional season. He is third in the AHL with 174 penalty minutes in 37 games this season.
Overall, Gallant registered three goals, one...
Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings)
With just 2 games on the schedule; 2 New York Ranger and 1 New York Islander prospect saw their teams continue their winning ways. Have to start with the defending Edmonton Oil Kings as they are giving new meaning to turning it up another notch.
It was the battle of WHL Eastern Conference leaders as the Edmonton Oil Kings visited the Prince...
Once again, the old Islanders are back in the building. The ones that play well, but not well enough to win. Well, we sort of knew it would happen, didn't we?
So here are some random, disjointed thoughts on last night.
Mixing up lines didn't seem to really work and some players looked a little lost at times.
Matt Moulson must have missed John Tavares' pass...
Here is the preview from the Islanders main website: http://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=654073&navid=DL|NYI|home
But some interesting items from there. The Penguins don't let their opponents score many goals. They only have let up 12 goals in nine games. The Isles have let up 26, but scored 27. The Islanders PK stands at 92.8%, but they have to stay out of the...
The Penguins came into Long Island with a three game winning streak and left with a 4-2 victory, Tuesday night. With the win, Pittsburgh moved into the top spot in the East with fourteen points.What a difference a week makes.Exactly seven days ago, the Penguins were embarrassed on their own ice by these very same New York Islanders. They squandered nine minutes in power play time...
While the Pittsburgh Penguins dominated the New York Islanders for the better part of five seasons, they haven't been able to keep up of late.
The surging Penguins try to avenge last week's loss to the Islanders as these clubs meet again Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum.
Pittsburgh (6-3-0) had compiled a 23-4-2 record against New York (4-3-1) before suffering a pair of...
Pittsburgh Penguins (6-3-0) @ New York Islanders (4-3-1)
ROOT, MSG PLUS, 7:00 pm/et
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, New York
It's easy to overlook the Islanders. We do it all the time. However, it's a bit of a bigger problem when the Penguins do it.
The last time the Penguins played the Islanders, the Pens hockey ability was even...