Sound Tigers sign four to AHL deals

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The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today that forwards Kellen Jones and Matt Lane and defensemen Mike Cornell and Patrick Cullity have agreed to terms on American Hockey League contracts.

Jones, 27, scored a career-high six goals and tallied 15 points in 58 games with Bridgeport last season. A native of Trail, B.C., and product of Quinnipiac University, Jones has totaled 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points in 145 career AHL contests skating for Bridgeport, Utica, Bakersfield and Oklahoma City.

Jones was originally selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the seventh round of the 2010 NHL Draft.

Lane, 23, appeared in 15 AHL games with Rochester as a professional rookie in 2016-17, notching two assists — including one in his debut on Oct. 14 vs. Hershey. He added 11 goals and 13 assists in 45 games with Elmira (ECHL).

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Lane spent four seasons at Boston University.

Cornell, 29, spent last season in Germany, appearing in 49 games with Straubing. The native of Franklin, Mass., has appeared in 130 career AHL games with Bridgeport, Charlotte, Springfield and St. John’s, totaling 10 goals and 20 assists for 30 points.

Cornell played four seasons at the University of Maine from 2009-13.

Cullity, 30, notched five assists in 36 games with the Sound Tigers last season, his seventh pro campaign. In 145 career AHL games with Bridgeport, Springfield, St. John’s, Abbotsford and Syracuse, Cullity has recorded one goal and 18 assists.

A product of the University of Vermont, Cullity has also appeared in 295 games in the ECHL.