Found February 05, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
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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