ISLANDERS SIGN THREE TO TWO-WAY DEALS
UNIONDALE, NY (July 1, 2014) – The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender David Leggio and forwards Jack Skille and Harry Zolniercyk have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contracts.
Leggio, 29, posted a 23-18-5-3 record with a 2.63 goals against average and 0.913 save percentage in 45 games last season with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. He has played in the AHL in each of the last four seasons with Hershey, the Rochester Americans and Portland Pirates. A native of Buffalo, NY, Leggio represented the United States at the 2010 and 2014 World Championships. The Clarkson University product was named the 2006-07 ECAC Goaltender of the Year.
Skille, 27, scored four goals in 16 regular-season games with the Columbus Blue Jackets last season and also appeared in six Stanley Cup Playoff games. The Madison, WI, native added 24 points (13 goals, 11 assists) in 22 AHL games with the Springfield Falcons. In 194 career NHL games with Columbus, the Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks, Skille has 53 points (24 goals, 29 assists). He also played for Team USA at the 2011 World Championships, the 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships and the 2004 and 2005 World Under-18 Championships.
Zolniercyk, 26, scored two goals in 13 games last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Toronto, ON, native added 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) in 57 regular-season games and 10 points (there goals, seven assists) in 17 playoff games with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In 57 career NHL games with Pittsburgh and the Philadelphia Flyers, Zolniercyk has nine points (five goals, four assists).