The New York Islanders have signed Anders Lee to a two year entry level contract today and will join the team starting today.
Lee was selected by the New York Islanders in the 6th round (152nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Over the past few seasons, Lee was a force at the University of Notre Dame. He was heavily pursued by the Islanders last summer after an impressive 17g-17a-34p as a sophomore, but instead chose to return to Notre Dame for his junior season. The power forward made the right choice, improving on his previous year by posting a 20g-18a-38p campaign this year, good enough to lead the Irish men in scoring.
Lee is reportedly joining the team in Newark today, and the Islanders announced that former college defenseman Joe Finley has been placed on the injured reserve to open up a roster spot for Lee. He has the potential to be a second or third line center in a few years thanks to his big size (6’3), good skating ability and great shot. Expect him to make a bit of an impact before the season is complete.
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