Islanders Reassign Wotherspoon to Bridgeport
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today defenseman Parker Wotherspoon has been reassigned by the New York Islanders from the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) to Bridgeport.
Wotherspoon, 19, led Tri-City defensemen in scoring this season with a career-high 66 points (10 goals, 56 assists) in 69 games, while serving as an alternate captain for the second straight year. He was named to the WHL All-Star team and also recorded one assist in four playoff games.
A native of Surrey, British Columbia, Wotherspoon completed a four-year career with the Americans with 182 points (32 goals, 150 assists) in 279 contests. He also made his professional debut with the Sound tigers on April 3, 2016, producing one assist in six games with Bridgeport near the end of last season. In addition, Wotherspoon won a Bronze Medal with Team Canada at the 2015 Under-18 World Junior Championships and a Silver Medal with Canada-Pacific at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Wotherspoon was selected by the Islanders in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Islanders on May 2, 2016.
The 6’0, 175-pound blue-liner is the younger brother of Calgary Flames defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon.
Next Time Out: The Sound Tigers return to Webster Bank Arena tomorrow for their annual Spring Fun 102 game, an 11 a.m. start against the Springfield Thunderbirds. Limited tickets are still on sale by visiting the Webster Bank Arena Click It or Ticket Box Office. In addition, fans can follow all of the action via the team’s online broadcast at www.ahllive.com, beginning with the pre-game show at 10:45 a.m.
DC Comics Day: Meet your favorite Justice League and DC Comics superheroes at the Sound Tigers’ regular-season home finale on Sunday, Apr. 9 against the Hartford Wolf Pack. Two special ticket packages are available that include access to the game, concession vouchers, a drawstring bag and more! CLICK HERE for tickets and more information. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the puck drops at 3 p.m.
For additional details or to reserve seats for any of the 2016-17 giveaway and theme nights, please call the Sound Tigers’ front office at (203) 345-2300.
Executive suites and premium seat packages are also available by calling the team’s front office at (203) 345-4841. If you are interested in group outings with your friends, family, co-workers, or clients an unforgettable experience at a discounted rate, call the group sales hotline at (203) 345-2300 Ext. 7.
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