The New York Islanders announced today that forward John Stevens has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Stevens, 22, served as captain of the Northeastern University Huskies this season and scored 28 points (five goals, 23 assists) in 25 games. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward helped the Huskies win a Hockey East Title and reach the NCAA Tournament in 2016. In four years at Northeastern, Stevens scored 106 points (26 goals, 80 assists) in 138 games.
A native of Sea Isle City, NJ, Stevens is a two-time Hockey East All-Academic Team member (2014, 2016) and is a candidate for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award, an honor given to NCAA Division I senior student-athletes who excel in competition, community, character, and in the classroom.
Prior to his time at Northeastern, Stevens played one full season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League, where he tallied 48 points (13 goals, 35 assists) in 59 games en route to helping the Saints win the 2013 Clark Cup Championship.