Vande Sompel, Wotherspoon Agree To Terms

Vande Sompel, Wotherspoon Agree To Terms

Oct 27, 2020

The New York Islanders announced today that defensemen Mitch Vande Sompel and Parker Wotherspoon have agreed to two-year contracts.


Vande Sompel (left), 23, has 60 points (17 goals, 43 assists) in 128 career games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The London, Ont. native was injured during the 2019 Islanders Training Camp and missed the entire 2019-20 season. In 2018-19, Vande Sompel led all Sound Tigers defensemen with 10 goals and was named to the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic. Prior to his professional career, Vande Sompel played four years of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Oshawa Generals and London Knights. He won the 2015 OHL Championship and Memorial Cup with Oshawa as well as a gold medal with Team Canada at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.


Wotherspoon (right), 23, scored 27 points (four goals, 23 assists) in 62 AHL games last season during his third full year with the Sound Tigers. The Surrey, BC native was Bridgeport’s fourth-leading scorer and recorded the club’s second most penalty minutes (82). In 186 career games with Bridgeport, Wotherspoon has 68 points (17 goals, 51 assists). He played junior hockey with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and represented Canada at the 2015 Under-18 World Junior Championships.

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