Blue Jackets, Islanders complete trade

The New York Islanders, parent club of the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, have acquired defenseman Dylan Reese from the Columbus Blue Jackets, parent club of the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, in exchange for center Greg Moore.

Reese will join the Sound Tigers on Tuesday as they take on the Hershey Bears. Moore has been assigned to Syracuse.

The trade is pending the completion of player physicals.

Reese, a graduate of Harvard University, has played in 51 games this season for the Crunch and scored four goals and 18 assists for 22 points. He has a plus-12 rating and 31 penalty minutes this season.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Reese played the last two seasons with the San Antonio Rampage, totaling 35 points (two goals and 33 assists) in 134 games. He was drafted by the New York Rangers in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

The 25-year-old Reese played in 10 games for the Hartford Wolf Pack in the 2006-07, accumulating four assists, after completing his final season at Harvard.

Moore, a 25-year-old center from Lisbon, Maine, was in his first season playing for the Sound Tigers. He played in 62 games for the Sound Tigers and totaled 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points.

An AHL All-Star in 2008, Moore has appeared in 286 career AHL games with Bridgeport and Hartford, accumulating 72 goals, 91 assists and 163 penalty minutes. In addition, Moore skated in six NHL games with the New York Rangers during the 2007-08 season.