The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Travis Hamonic has been recalled on emergency loan from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Hamonic, 20, leads all Sound Tigers defensemen in scoring this season with seven points (two goals, five assists) in his first 19 professional games. The rookie out of Winnipeg, MB, is expected to make his National Hockey League debut on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. when the Islanders take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Islanders selected Hamonic in the second round, 53rd overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Last year, the 6-2, 208 pound defenseman split his fourth Western Hockey League season between the Moose Jaw Warriors and the Brandon Wheat Kings, totaling 44 points (11 goals, 33 assists) in 41 regular season games, and adding eleven points (four goals, seven assists) in 15 games during the Memorial Cup Playoffs with Brandon. On the international stage, Hamonic earned a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championship, scoring one goal with two assists in six games.