Islanders sign Sim to two-way deal

The New York Islanders, parent club of the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract with Jon Sim.

A native of New Glasgow, N.S., Sim recorded 22 points (13 goals, nine assists) in 77 games last season, his third with the Islanders.

During the 2008-09 season, the 32-year-old winger split the season between the Islanders and the Sound Tigers. In 49 games with the Islanders, Sim recorded nine goals and six assists for 15 points. With the Sound Tigers, Sim averaged over a point per game with 23 (13 goals, 10 assists) in 18 games.

“Jon brings an unmatched work ethic and veteran leadership to our lineup and we’re excited to have him back for the upcoming season,” Islanders general manager Garth Snow said.

Sim, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound left wing, has 135 points (74 goals, 61 assists) in 435 career NHL games over the course of his 12-year career.

He has also played in a total of 164 career AHL games with the Utah Grizzlies, Philadelphia Phantoms and Sound Tigers, totaling 162 points (87 goals, 75 assists). He won a Calder Cup championship with Philadelphia in 2005, and was the MVP of the 2003 AHL All-Star Game.

Sim was a selection of the Dallas Stars in the third round (70th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.