Today, your New York Islanders offered professional tryout contracts for D, Matt Carkner, F, Eric Boulton, F, Tyler Barnes and G, Parker Milner.
Carkner scored 2 & 1 for 3 points in 19 games as an alternate captain for the Sound Tigers. News originally broke on 8/11 per the BST on Carkner. Isles apparently made it official today.
As I mentioned before, Boulton is probably in line for a staff or coaching position at some level in organization. My feeling is that his presence for the BST is most likely a calculated component of this initiave.
Barnes scored 74 pts (34 & 40) in 71 games for the ECHL, Toledo Walleye.
Milner had a .920 SV% & 2.28 gaa with a 24-13-3 record playing for the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL.
Last Wednesday, this photo of an Islanders jersey patch surfaced on social media commemorating the teams 1st season in Brooklyn.
To my knowledge it has not been confirmed, but looks very similar to a few previous versions on Isles merchandise seen at the Barclays Center.
Islanders top 5 prospects according to NHL.com.
Isles suing arena Management Company over Coliseum sublease.