Junior Lessard (RW)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Acquired: Acquired by the Islanders on January 13, 2009 in a trade for Brett Skinner
Last Season: Appeared in a career-high 21 NHL games last season, recording two penalty minutes in two games with the Dallas Stars and two points (G, A) in 19 outings with the Tampa Bay Lighting. Registered 16 goals and 36 points in 55 AHL outings with the Norfolk Admirals and Iowa Stars. Traded to Tampa Bay from Dallas in exchange for defenseman Dan Jancevski on Jan. 15.
2006-07: Paced Iowa with 27 goals and 52 points in 65 matchups ... 2005-06: Appeared in 66 games with Iowa, racking up 26 goals, 32 assists and 58 points ... Skated in five games with Dallas, notching his first-career NHL goal on Nov. 7 against Edmonton ... Recorded the game-winning marker for the Canadian All-Star Team in the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic ... 2000-04: Totaled 74 goals, 68 assists and 142 points in 160 contests spanning four seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth ... Awarded the 2003-04 Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the nation’s top college player after recording career-highs with 32 goals, 31 assists and 63 points during his senior season at UMD ... Helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2004 NCAA Frozen Four.