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Graham Reassigned to Bridgeport

          Release: 04/10/2017
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The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today defenseman Jesse Graham has been reassigned by the New York Islanders from the Missouri Mavericks (ECHL) to Bridgeport.

Graham, 22, recorded nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 19 games with the Sound Tigers this season. The third-year pro has also registered 25 points (six goals, 19 assists) in 24 games with the Mavericks, including four goals and seven assists in his last seven appearances. Graham spent the majority of the 2015-16 campaign with Bridgeport and ranked second among team defensemen with 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in 52 games.

A native of Toronto, Graham has logged 47 points (10 goals, 37 assists) and 58 penalty minutes in 117 AHL games since his professional debut with the Sound Tigers on April 4, 2014. In addition, he has 48 points (seven goals, 41 assists) in 58 ECHL games with the Mavericks and Florida Everblades.

Prior to turning pro, Graham played four seasons in the OHL with Niagara and the Saginaw Spirit from 2010-14. He captained Niagara in 2013-14.

The 6’0, 185-pound defenseman was originally selected by the Islanders in the sixth round (155th overall) of 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Next Time Out: The Sound Tigers visit the Springfield Thunderbirds on Friday for their penultimate game of the regular season, a 7:05 p.m. puck drop at the MassMutual Center. Fans can follow all of the action via the team’s online broadcast at, beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 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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