The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Devon Toews has agreed to terms on a two-year contract.
Toews has spent the past two seasons in the American Hockey League and scored 67 points (13 goals and 54 assists) in 106 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He was named to the AHL's All-Rookie team at the completion of the 2016-17 season where he led all rookie defensemen in scoring and finished fourth in the league amongst all defensemen. Toews represented the Sound Tigers at the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic and won the fastest skater competition.
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The 24-year-old defenseman, played three seasons with the Quinnipiac University Bobcats. He had a career year, recording seven goals and 23 assists for 30 points in 40 games in his third and final season at Quinnipiac. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound blue-liner posted 67 points (12-55-67) in 108 collegiate games, helping the Bobcats to the National Championship game in 2016.
Selected by the Islanders in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Toews played for the Surrey Eagles in the British Columbia Hockey League for two seasons before joining the collegiate ranks. The Abbotsford, B.C., native won the BCHL Championship in 2013 and was given the Coastal Conference's Defensive Award as the best defenseman.