The New York Islanders
announced Thursday that they have signed junior defenseman Travis Hamonic
, a second-round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. No other terms were disclosed.
Hamonic completed his four-year junior career with the Brandon Wheat Kings on Sunday when they lost to the Windsor Spitfires in the Memorial Cup Championship game. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound defenseman was named a tournament All-Star.
Hamonic, taken with the 53rd pick in the '08 draft, also represented Team Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Saskatoon, scoring a goal and adding a pair of assists in six games before being knocked out of the tournament with a shoulder injury.
The native of St. Malo, Man., played most of his junior hockey career with the Moose Jaw Warriors. In 171 games played with the Warriors, Hamonic tallied 28 goals and 76 assists for 104 points. He was traded from the Warriors to the Wheat Kings this season and played 10 regular-season games with Brandon, registering 1 goal and 4 assists.