The Islanders acquired Tony Romano from the New Jersey Devils Draft on Tuesday, in exchange for center Ben Walter and a conditional pick in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry.
Romano played the last two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. The Smithtown native was the leading scorer for the Peterborough Petes last season, scoring 36 goals and 33 assists for 69 points in 65 games.
The year prior, Romano skated in 66 games for the London Knights and registered 22 points (12 goals and 10 assists). Romano was drafted in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and played that same year for Cornell University where he totaled nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points in 29 games.
Walter spent the last two seasons with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers where he accumulated 116 points. He played in a total of 12 games for the Islanders during his two seasons with the organization, scoring one goal.