Jul 14, 2011

News: Islanders Re-Sign C Jeremy Colliton

As reported by Katie Strang today, the New York Islanders have re-signed forward Jeremy Colliton to a one year, two-way deal. Terms of the deal are unknown at this time. 

Colliton had 2 goals and 1 assist in 15 NHL games last year, primarily playing on a line with Blake Comeau and Josh Bailey.

CH: Obviously, this is a depth signing, but it's not a bad one. People will look at Colliton's NHL career and think this is a waste of time, but he has put together a very nice, solid career at Bridgeport. He joins a center core of David Ullstrom, Casey Cizikas, Trevor Frischmon, and Tony Romano and is sure to get top-6 minutes next year. It's no secret Bridgeport needed veteran help, and they got some by keeping Colliton in the organization. The rub here is that we cannot see a repeat of last year with Colliton in the NHL again. Nothing personal, of course, but the team needs to take the next step and playing a guy like Colliton for any extended period of time means things are not going as planned on Long Island. Let's hope that Colliton stays in Bridgeport, where he is sure to have a solid AHL season for the Sound Tigers.

AT: Colliton is a very last resort for a callup with the new depth, so I don't think we'll be seeing him soon. He's a great AHL vet who knows the system, knows the core and should develop a strong bond with Thompson, the new coach. He put up very good points last year and will almost certainly help Bridgeport succeed this year. Smaller signing, but a good one.

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