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ISLANDERS SIGN TRAVIS BRIGLEY

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

The  Islanders  have  signed  free  agent left wing Travis Brigley to a one-year contract.

Brigley,  28, will enter his ninth season of professional hockey in 2005-06 and has posted three goals, six assists, nine points and 16 penalty minutes in  55  NHL games with the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche.  The 6-1, 200-pound wing from Coronation, Alberta notched eight goals, 11 assists, 19 points  and 43 penalty minutes in 21 games with Valerenga IF Oslo in Norway last  season.   Brigley had three goals, four assists, seven points and ten penalty  minutes  in  36  games  with  Colorado,  as well as six goals, six assists,  12  points  and  eight penalty minutes in 18 games with the AHL's Hershey Bears in 2003-04.

Brigley  was  Calgary's  second  pick,  39th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.   After playing parts of four seasons (1993-97) of major junior with the  WHL's  Lethbridge  Hurricanes,  he  has also skated for the Saint John Flames,  Philadelphia  Phantoms,  Louisville Panthers and Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in the AHL, as well as in the IHL, ECHL and UHL, and in Britain.  All told, Brigley's professional career has spanned 520 games.

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