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Islanders Add Former Calder Cup Champion

          Release: 07/02/2018
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The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Matt Lorito on a two-year deal. The first year is a two-way (NHL/AHL) contract, while the second year is a one-way (NHL) deal.

Lorito, 27, spent each of the last two seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL), recording 105 points (45 goals, 60 assists) in 120 games and earning two trips to the AHL All-Star Classic. He ranked fourth on the Griffins in scoring last season with 49 points (23 goals, 26 assists) in 59 games and led the club in 2016-17 with 56 points (22 goals, 34 assists) in 61 contests. Lorito helped Grand Rapids capture the 2017 Calder Cup championship, scoring 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 19 playoff games.

A native of Oakville, Ont., Lorito has 171 points (66 goals, 105 assists) and a plus-17 rating in 202 career AHL games with the Griffins and the Albany Devils. He made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings last season, recording one assist in two games.

Prior to his professional career, the 5'9, 172-pound winger spent four seasons at Brown University and amassed 106 points (47 goals, 59 assists) in 118 games. He served as Bears captain during his senior campaign in 2014-15 and was named to the NCAA All-Ivy League First Team in 2012-13.

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