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ISLANDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH AARON NESS

Courtesy: SoundTigers.com
          Release: 03/16/2011
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The New York Islanders announced Wednesday that they have signed defenseman Aaron Ness to a three-year, entry-level contract.  Ness will report to the Islanders’ American Hockey league affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and play out the remainder of the 2010-11 season on an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO).  The entry-level contract will commence in the upcoming 2011-12 season. 

Ness, the Islanders second-round selection (40th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, signs after completing three seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Minnesota. The 5’10”, 177-pound defenseman appeared in 35 games this season with the Golden Gophers, recording 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) and 41 penalty minutes. The 20-year-old blue-liner concludes his collegiate career with 111 games played and 43 points (six goals, 37 assists).
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