The New York Islanders announced today that forward Tanner Fritz has agreed to terms on a two-year contact.
Last season, Fritz played in eight games with the Islanders before his season was cut short due to injury. He played in 57 games with the Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring 37 points (12 goals and 25 assists).
Fritz has played the last four seasons within the Islanders organization. In 42 career NHL games, he has eight points (three goals and five assists). The Grande Prairie, Alberta native also has 129 points (43 goals and 86 assists) in 174 games with the Sound Tigers. He was selected to represent the Sound Tigers at the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic but was unable to play due to his first NHL recall.
Prior to his professional career, Fritz played four seasons at the University of Ohio State. He compiled 110 career points (36 goals and 74 assists) in 142 games. He served as the team captain his senior year (2014-15).