Bode Wilde has been assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
The Isles 2018 second round (41st overall) pick did not participate in the Islanders training camp as he was tending to a high-ankle sprain. Unlike Noah Dobson, Wilde, who is also 19-years old, is eligible to play in the AHL as a teenager since he was drafted by the Islanders out of the U.S. National Team Development Program.
Wilde joins Bridgeport, coming off of a 62-game, 70-point (19G, 51A) season in the OHL with the Saginaw Spirit. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound defenseman finished third in scoring among defenseman in the OHL during the 2018-19 regular season. Wilde joins a crop of highly touted Islanders prospects in Bridgeport including; Kieffer Bellows (2016 first-round-pick, 19th overall), Otto Koivula (2016 fourth-round-pick, 120th overall) and Arnaud Durandeau (2017 sixth-round-pick, 165th overall). The Sound Tigers are 1-2-1 through four games to start the season.