2006 AHL All-Star Tambellini assigned to Bridgeport

Forward Jeff Tambellini rejoins the Bridgeport Sound Tigers after being assigned by the parent New York Islanders on Thursday. Tambellini, who played with the Sound Tigers in last year’s playoffs, skated one game with the Islanders this year.

After being acquired from the Los Angeles Kings last season, Tambellini played 21 games with the Islanders and registered a goal and three assists for four points, along with eight penalty minutes. He subsequently had a goal and two assists for three points and two penalty minutes in seven playoff games with the Sound Tigers.

In 56 AHL games with Manchester last season, Tambellini recorded 25 goals and 31 assists for 56 points, and was selected to play in the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic. He also appeared in four NHL games with the Kings.

Tambellini, 22, is a Port Moody, B.C., native and son of former Islander Steve Tambellini. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound left wing was selected by the Kings in the first round, 27th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

The Sound Tigers visit Hartford on Friday and travel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday.