The New York Islanders announced on Thursday that forward Jeremy Colliton has agreed to terms on a one year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract. The Blackie, Alberta, native posted 45 points (18 goals, 27 assists) in 53 games for the Sound Tigers last season, becoming Bridgeport’s all-time leading scorer with 176 points (66 goals, 110 assists) in 285 games. The 25-year-old forward also scored two goals and had one helper in 15 games with the Islanders last season.
The Islanders drafted Colliton in the second round, 58th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Overall, he has recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in 57 career NHL games, all with the Islanders.
After spending the 2009-10 season with Rogle Angelholm of the Swedish Elite League, Colliton returned to the Islanders organization in 2010-11, signing a professional tryout (PTO) contract with the Sound Tigers on Oct. 21 and agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Islanders on Nov. 30.
In addition, the Sound Tigers announced that Eric Boguniecki has been named assistant coach. The 36-year-old Boguniecki (no relation to Mike Boguslawski), a West Haven native and former Sound Tiger player, follows Sound Tigers head coach Brent Thompson from the ECHL Alaska Aces, where Thompson coached last season and Boguniecki wrapped up his 13-year playing career. Boguniecki rounds out the Sound Tigers coaching staff for the 2011-12 season, joining Thompson and assistant coach Matt Bertani.