The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Matt Donovan has agreed to terms on an entry-level contract. Donovan will report to the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, to play out the remainder of the 2010-11 season on an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO). His entry-level contract will commence in the upcoming 2011-12 season.
Donovan, 20, led all University of Denver defensemen in scoring this season with a career-best 32 points (nine goals, 23 assists) as a sophomore. The Edmond, OK, native completed his two-year NCAA career with 53 points (16 goals, 37 assists) in 78 games.
The Islanders selected Donovan in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to his collegiate career, Donovan played two seasons in the USHL with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, totaling 82 points (31 goals, 51 assists) in 116 regular season games.