Aaron Ness (D)
2014-15: Posted 45 points (8-37-45) in 74 games with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, leading the club’s defensemen in points and assists and setting career highs in goals, assists and points…Ranked sixth among all AHL defensemen in scoring…Named to the Eastern Conference roster for the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic at Utica and tallied an assist in the game.
CAREER – 2013-14: Notched 20 points (6-14-20) in 48 games in Bridgeport, and recorded three points (1-2-3) in 20 games with the NHL’s New York Islanders…Scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 14 vs. Los Angeles (Ben Scrivens)...Recorded his first NHL assist on Nov. 16 vs. Detroit. 2012-13: Scored 27 points (3-24-27) in 76 games during his second season with Bridgeport…Was the only player on the team to appear in all 76 regular season games...Finished third among Sound Tigers defensemen in scoring. 2011-12: Tallied 27 points (5-22-27) as a rookie during his first full season with Bridgeport...Finished second among Bridgeport defensemen and ninth overall in points...Was a member of the Sound Tigers’ regular-season Northeast Division championship team…Also appeared in nine games with the Islanders. 2010-11: Recorded 14 points (2-12-14) in 35 games during his junior season at the University of Minnesota (WCHA)...Finished third among defensemen in points and second in assists. 2009-10: Played in all 39 games as a sophomore for the Golden Gophers...Ranked second among defensemen with 12 points (2-10-12). 2008-09: Was one of four players, and the only freshman, to play in every game for Minnesota…Registered 17 points (2-15-17) in 37 games. 2007-08: Won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2008 U18 World Junior Championships.