New York Islanders Media Advisory
MANGANO TO ANNOUNCE MAJOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & JOB CREATION PLAN
Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will be joined by hundreds of local business, community and labor leaders on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in announcing a major Economic Development and Job Creation Plan to build a world-class sports-entertainment destination center. After months of intense media speculation, the County Executive will also announce plans to pursue the construction of an Indian gaming casino.
May 11, 2011
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Floor of the Arena - Enter at Box Office
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, NY 11553
from a New York Islanders press release…
The New York Islanders announced today that they have agreed to terms on a three year entry-level contract with first round draft pick Nino Niederreiter.
The Islanders selected Niederreiter with the fifth overall pick in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft in June. Niederreiter, a native of Chur, Switzerland, played his rookie season in the Western Hockey League last year, leading the team in goals with 36 and registering 24 assists for 60 points in 65 games with the Portland Winterhawks. The 18-year-old center also appeared in 13 playoff games with the Winterhawks, notching eight goals and eight assists for 16 points.
“It’s just fantastic to be a part of the Islanders and even now that I’ve signed here, it’s just unbelievable,” said Niederreiter. “It’s a young team, so it’s a big battle out there and everybody can’t make the team. I know that a spot is open and I’d love to use the spot.”
“He played extremely well last week in Boston at the rookie games,” said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow. “He’s obviously a big body, that’s something that he has in his favor going in to training camp, along with his skill set.”
The New York Islanders announced Monday that they have agreed to terms with forward, Blake Comeau to a two-year contract.
Comeau was originally selected by the Islanders at the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft in the second round (47th overall). After starting last season with the organization’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Comeau returned to the Islanders, producing his best year yet with seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points in 53 games.
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