The New York Islanders announced today that forward Andy Hilbert has been placed on waivers.
Hilbert, 29, signed a one year, two-way contract with the Islanders in August after playing within the Minnesota Wild organization last season. The Howell, MI native skated in four games for the Wild, and spent the majority of the season with Minnesota’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Houston Aeros, totaling 25 points (nine goals and 16 assists) in 33 games. Prior to his stint with the Wild, Hilbert was a member of the Islanders for three seasons, accumulating 27 goals and 44 assists for 71 points in 218 games. Hilbert was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round (37th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
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