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Islanders agree to terms with Blake Comeau

Monday, 08.03.2009 / 6:19 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News

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"We are excited to have Blake as part of our line-up.  He is a versatile player who has great promise and is developing into a solid NHL player."
-- Islanders GM Garth Snow

The New York Islanders announced Monday that they have agreed to terms with forward, Blake Comeau to a two-year contract.

Comeau was originally selected by the Islanders at the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft in the second round (47th overall).  After starting last season with the organization’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Comeau returned to the Islanders, producing his best year yet with seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points in 53 games.  Over the past two seasons, Comeau has played in a total of 104 games with the Islanders, collecting 40 points (15 goals and 25 assists).

"We are excited to have Blake as part of our line-up," said Garth Snow, General Manager, New York Islanders. "He is a versatile player who has great promise and is developing into a solid NHL player."

Internationally, Comeau was a part of Team Canada’s gold medal winning 2006 World Junior Championship team.  He served as the assistant captain and led the team in scoring with three goals and four assists for seven points.

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