Devon Toews Recalled by Islanders
The New York Islanders announced today defenseman Devon Toews has been recalled from the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Toews, 23, played three exhibition games with the Islanders this preseason, including the Isles 2-1 win over the New York Rangers at Webster Bank Arena on Sept. 22. Last season, he led the Sound Tigers with 40 assists and ranked third on the team in scoring with 45 points while playing in all 76 games. Toews also led all league rookies in assists and earned AHL All-Rookie Team honors in April.
A native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Toews was named to the AHL's All-Star Classic last January and won the fastest skater competition in the event's skills competition.
Prior to turning pro, Toews spent three seasons at Quinnipiac University from 2012-15. He notched 67 points (12 goals, 55 assists) in 108 games and helped the Bobcats reach the 2016 Frozen Four Championship game.
The 6'1, 174-pound forward was selected by the Islanders in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.
Preseason Finale: The Sound Tigers conclude their two-game preseason slate on Saturday with a 7 p.m. puck drop against the Hartford Wolf Pack at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center, located at 104 Harding St. in Worcester, Mass. The venue is the home practice facility of Bridgeport's ECHL affiliate, the Worcester Railers. Please visit www.railershc.com or call 508-365-1750 for ticket information. Fans can also follow all of the live action on Twitter.
Hottest Tickets in Town: The Sound Tigers will boast one of their most extensive and exciting promotional lineups in team history this season. This year's calendar will feature the return of Star Wars Night (Dec. 2), meet-and-greets with the Justice League (Nov. 11) and Marvel (Jan. 27) superheroes, and all-new promotions like a camouflage baseball cap (Jan. 13) and a kid's lunch box giveaway (Feb. 11). The promotional lineup kicks off with Opening Night on Oct. 21, featuring a Sound Tigers backpack giveaway to the first 3,000 kids courtesy of All Electric Construction and Communication. Click here to tickets.
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