Bracken Kearns (LW)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
||West Vancouver, BC
Signed with the Islanders on 7/2...Scored the first goal of the season, shorthanded, and was named the gameâ€™s first star on 10/10 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...Had a three-game goal streak to start the season...Scored in back-to-back games at St. Johnâ€™s on 10/24 & 10/25...Scored the eventual game-winner and named the No. 1 star on 10/30 at Albany...Four game point streak (3-2--5) from 10/30 to 11/7...Four game points streak from 1/8 to 1/16...Scored his first career hat trick in his 563rd AHL game on 2/5 vs. Lehigh Valley...Scored two goals, including one short-handed, and named the gameâ€™s first star on 2/10 at Hershey...Recorded his 200th AHL assist on 2/27 against Providence...Scored twice including a penalty shot in overtime to help the Sound Tigers to a 4-3 win over Providence on 3/4...Assisted on Alan Quineâ€™s first NHL goal on 4/9...Scored with 41.6 seconds remaining to give Bridgeport a 3-2 win over Portland on 4/15, earning the team a playoff berth.
Played 428 games in the minors before making his NHL debut with the Panthers...Scored first NHL goal on 12/28/13 on Frederik Andersen at 32 years old...Was an alternate captain his last three years in the AHL...Captained the U. of Calgary in 2004-05...Played in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2013...Comes into the season with over 500 games of AHL experience...Dad Dennis played 10 seasons in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks