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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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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