Islanders sign F Reece Newkirk to 3-year, entry-level deal

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

EAST MEADOW. N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have signed forward Reece Newkirk to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Islanders announced the signing of the 20-year-old Western Hockey League product on Thursday. Newkirk had nine goals and 18 assists in 24 games during his fourth season with the Portland Winterhawks. He was second on the team in assists and tied for third in points, while serving as an alternate captain for the second straight season.

A native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Newkirk had 69 goals and 93 assists in 205 career WHL games. He posted WHL career highs in goals (29) and points (65) in 2019-20, finishing second on the team in goals and third in points.

The Islanders selected Newkirk in the fifth round of the 2019 draft.

___

More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

The Associated Press

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting