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SOUND TIGERS, ISLANDERS ANNOUNCE ROSTER MOVES

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          Release: 03/31/2014
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The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today that defenseman Mathieu Gagnon has been recalled from the Stockton Thunder (ECHL). The New York Islanders also announced that forward Alan Quine has been reassigned from Stockton to the Sound Tigers. Aditionally, forwards Jeremy Langlois and Riley Wetmore have been loaned to the Stockton Thunder (ECHL). Forward Andrew Clark has been released from his professional tryout contract (PTO) and will also return to Stockton. Finally, the New York Islanders also reassigned forward Matt Mangene to the Thunder.

Gagnon, 21, spent his first full professional season in Stockton this season and appeared in 43 games with the team. He collected three points (one goal, two assists) and 136 penalty minutes with the Thunder in 2013-14. Previously, Gagnon played three seasons of junior hockey with the Shawnigan Cataractes in the QMJHL. The Montreal native played six games in the ECHL with the Fort Wayne Komets last season and signed a two-way (AHL/ECHL) contract with the Sound Tigers in the offseason.

Quine, 21, was reassigned to the Thunder on March 17. He skated in seven games with Stockton and collected eight points (two goals, eight assists). In 54 games with the Sound Tigers, Quine notched 25 points (six goals, 19 assists). Quine was drafted by the Islanders in the sixth round (166th overall) in 2013 and in his rookie professional season.

Langlois, 23, was acquired in a trade by the Sound Tigers from the Springfield Falcons on March 12. He spent the majority of the season in the ECHL with the Evansville Icemen, where he scored 52 points (16 goals, 36 assists) in 49 games and was the top rookie scorer in the ECHL. In seven games with the Sound Tigers, the Tempe, Ariz., native picked up four points (two goals, two assists).

Wetmore, 24, was in his second stint with the Sound Tigers this season after being recalled by the Sound Tigers on March 17. He had previously been loaned to the Thunder on Feb. 20. In 38 games with the Sound Tigers, Wetmore has 11 points (three goals, eight assists). Wetmore has also skated in nine games for the Thunder, in which he notched three points (one goal, two assists).

Clark, 25, signed a PTO with the Sound Tigers on Dec. 19 and a second PTO later in the season. In 35 AHL games with the Sound Tigers, Clark had 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists). Clark will return to Stockton, where he had 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 24 games in 2013-14.

Mangene, 25, was acquired by the Islanders at the NHL trade deadline as part of a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers. He appeared in nine game for the Sound Tigers since his acquisition. Mangene in in his second professional season after playing three years at the University of Maine.

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