Ben Holmstrom Returns For Fourth Season
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced Monday that forward Ben Holmstrom has agreed to terms on an American Hockey League contract.
Holmstrom, 31, served as Bridgeport's captain each of the last three seasons and is the only Sound Tigers player who has appeared in every game during that span. Last season, Holmstrom notched 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) and 101 penalty minutes in 76 contests.
A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Holmstrom has played 546 AHL games with the Sound Tigers, Adirondack Phantoms and Charlotte Checkers, recording 203 points (76 goals, 127 assists) and 815 penalty minutes. He served as Adirondack's captain from 2011-14 and was an alternate captain with Charlotte in 2014-15. In addition, Holmstrom has played seven games with the Philadelphia Flyers, including his NHL debut on March 3, 2011.
Prior to turning pro, the 6'1, 201-pound center spent four seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from 2006-10. He compiled 84 points (26 goals, 58 assists) and 201 penalty minutes in 144 games with the River Hawks.
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