The New York Islanders announced today that 15 players have been loaned to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Islanders also released four players from training camp tryouts and returned one player to his junior club.
The 15 players loaned to Bridgeport include forwards Chris Bruton, Joe Diamond, Brett Gallant, Mike Halmo, Kirill Kabanov, Anders Lee, John Persson, Alan Quine, Ryan Strome and Johan Sundstrom. They’re joined by defensemen Calvin de Haan, Scott Mayfield and Aaron Ness. Goaltender Anders Nilsson was also loaned to the Sound Tigers. Defenseman Joe Finley cleared waivers and was loaned to Bridgeport.
Forward Justin Johnson, defenseman Radek Martinek and goalie Ken Reiter were released from professional tryout agreements, while forward Riley Wetmore was released from an amateur tryout agreement. Johnson, Reiter and Wetmore will report to the Sound Tigers Training Camp, which continues Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Ryan Pulock, the Islanders’ first pick (15th overall) in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft, has been returned to the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League.