The New York Islanders announced today that forward Josh Bailey has been recalled from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Bailey, 21, scored six points (three goals, three assists) in 18 games this season with the Islanders, before he was assigned to the Sound Tigers on Nov. 24. The third-year forward posted 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in just 11 games with the Sound Tigers, while helping the team to a 7-2-0-2 record over the course.
The Islanders selected Bailey in the first round, ninth overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Last year, the 6-1, 201 pound forward set career highs in games (73), goals (16), assists (19) and points (35) while leading the Islanders with a plus-five rating. In 159 career NHL games, all with the Islanders, Bailey has 66 points (26 goals, 40 assists).