The New York Islanders, parent club of the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, agreed to terms with three players on Thursday. Goaltender Scott Munroe, left wing Jeremy Reich and defenseman Brett Westgarth all have signed one-year, two-way contracts.
Munroe, an undrafted goalie from Moose Jaw, Sask., has been a part of the Philadelphia Flyers organization for the past three seasons. He received his first call-up to the National Hockey League last year with the Flyers. The 27-year-old netminder posted a career year last season with a record of 31-19-4, a 2.46 goals-against average, a save percentage of .926 (good for fourth in the AHL) and four shutouts with the Philadelphia Phantoms.
Munroe helped the Phantoms to the Calder Cup Playoffs in each of the past two seasons. During the 2008 Calder Cup Playoffs, Munroe made 65 saves in a five-overtime contest against the Albany River Rats to earn the victory in the longest game in American Hockey League history.
In 134 AHL appearances with Philadelphia, Munroe posted a record of 64-48-8 with 10 shutouts.
Reich served as captain of the Providence Bruins in 2008-09 and scored a career-high 21 goals to go with 13 assists in 76 games. Reich, who played for Islanders head coach Scott Gordon with the P-Bruins from 2005-07, has 83 goals and 110 assists for 193 points, along with 1,333 penalty minutes, in 532 career AHL games over nine pro seasons with Providence, Houston and Syracuse.
A native of Craik, Sask., Reich was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (39th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He has two goals, four assists and 161 PIM in 99 career NHL games with Boston and Columbus.
Westgarth played last season with the AHL’s Worcester Sharks, scoring two goals and seven assists for nine points while amassing 137 penalty minutes. A native of Amhertsburg, Ont., Westgarth spent four seasons at Princeton University before turning pro in 2007.
Westgarth has played 119 career games in the AHL, notching four goals, 11 assists and 232 PIM.