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ISLANDERS ASSIGN SEVEN TO BRIDGEPORT

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
The New York Islanders have assigned seven players to the organization’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  Greg Mauldin, Micheal Haley, Matt Martin, Tomas Marcinko, Scott Munroe, Brett Westgarth and Dustin Kohn will all join the Sound Tigers at the team’s AHL camp. 


Mauldin is entering his first season with the New York Islanders after skating for the Binghamton Senators the past two seasons.  The Holliston, Massachusetts native had a career year with Binghamton last year recording 51 points (24 goals and 27 assists) in 80 games.  He played in four preseason games for the Islanders. 

Haley, Marcinko and Kohn all played for the Sound Tigers last season.  Haley played in his first full season with the Sound Tigers after splitting the previous with the Sound Tigers and Utah Grizzlies.  He has seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 81 games through his two season with the Sound Tigers.  The 5’11 winger played in five preseason games, racking up 51 penalty-minutes.  Marcinko skated in his first professional season last year, scoring 11 points (four goals and seven assists) in 58 games.  Kohn will enter his third straight season with the Sound Tigers.  The 6’1 defenseman had a career year with the Sound Tigers last season, scoring 17 points (four goals and 13 assists) in 58 games. 

Martin, the Islanders’ 5th selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft received his first taste of NHL action during the past two weeks of preseason play.  Martin dressed in four games, scoring two goals and totaling 23 penalty-minutes.  The Windsor, Ontario native played for the Sarnia Sting the past three seasons and had a career year with the Sting during the 2008-09 season, scoring 35 goals and 30 assists for 65 points in 61 games. 

Munroe and Westgarth both played in the AHL last season.  Munroe, a graduate from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, played the last four seasons for the Philadelphia Phantoms, posting a 64-46-8 record.  Westgarth, a defenseman who graduated from Princeton University, was with the Worcester Sharks, the AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks and recorded nine points (two goals and seven assists) along with 137 penalty minutes. 
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