Wishart will report to the Islanders’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Wishart, 22, was the San Jose Sharks’ first-round draft choice, 16th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Currently in his third professional season, the 6-foot-4, 222-pound defenseman from Belleville, Ont., has 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) and a plus-13 rating in 31 games with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League this season.
The Islanders’ newest defenseman has played in five career NHL games, all with Tampa Bay, and recorded one assist with an even rating. In 173 career AHL games with Norfolk and the Worcester Sharks, Wishart has 14 goals and 43 assists for 57 points.