The New York Islanders announced today forward Michael Dal Colle has agreed to terms on a two-year contract.
Dal Colle, 23, recorded his first NHL points this past season, finishing the year with three goals and four assists in 28 regular season games. The 6'2, 198-pound wing began the season with the Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, averaging a point-per-game with 34 (18 goals and 16 assists) in 34 games. He was selected to represent the Sound Tigers, along with Sebastian Aho, at the 2019 AHL All-Star. Dal Colle was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending December 16, 2018.
A native of Woodbridge, ON, Dal Colle has scored 99 points (40 goals, 59 assists) in 172 career AHL games with the Sound Tigers.
The Islanders selected Dal Colle with the fifth-overall pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft. He played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, compiling well over a point-per-game with 316 (131 goals and 185 assists) in 246 career games with the Oshawa Generals and the Kingston Frontenacs. He also played in 51 PHL playoff games, scoring 24 goals and 50 assists for 74 points with both the Generals and Frontenacs. He won the Memorial Cup with Oshawa in 2015.
On the international stage, he won gold with Team Canada at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and played for Canada-Ontario at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.