Bridgeport Sound Tigers

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers
2014–15 Bridgeport Sound Tigers season
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City Bridgeport, Connecticut
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern Conference
Division Northeast Division
Founded 2001
Home arena Webster Bank Arena
Colors Blue, Orange, White
Owner(s) Charles Wang
General manager Garth Snow
Head coach Brent Thompson
Media Connecticut Post
Fox Sports Radio (1410 AM)
Affiliates New York Islanders (NHL)
Franchise history
2001–present Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Regular season titles 1 2001–02
Division Championships 2 2001–02, 2011–12
Conference Championships 1 2001–02

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. It has been the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders, who also own the franchise, since its inception, and use the same team colors as the parent Islanders do. The team is based in Bridgeport, Connecticut and play their home games at the Webster Bank Arena. The "Sound" in the team name is a reference to the Long Island Sound to the south of Bridgeport.


The Sound Tigers joined the AHL in 2001. The franchise's lease at the Arena runs until the end of the 2021 season. The team has generally been successful, recording only two losing seasons through the 2009 season, highlighted by a division championship and reaching the Calder Cup Finals, in which they lost to the Chicago Wolves four games to one, during their first season.

The franchise's first coach was Steve Stirling, and the team is currently coached by Brent Thompson.

Team information[edit]


The lone mascot of the Sound Tigers is named Storm. Storm is an anthropomorphic blue tiger. He appears at home games sporting a white home jersey with the number 01. While Storm can usually be found exciting fans throughout the arena, he skates on the ice during periodic intermissions. Storm's appearance has changed since the team's inaugural season.


The main (and instate) rival of the Sound Tigers are the Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers (the main rival of the Sound Tigers’ parent club, the New York Islanders). The games have become known as the Battle of Connecticut. They also have a very good rivalry with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Pittsburgh PenguinsAHL affiliate. This is due largely to the fact that Bridgeport and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are frequent playoff match-ups. They also are semi-rivals with the Hershey Bears, the Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate.

Season-by-season results[edit]


Current roster[edit]

Updated April 26, 2015.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
41 Canada Brooks, CalderCalder Brooks C L 20 2015 Emerald Park, Saskatchewan ATO
49 Sweden Collberg, SebastianSebastian Collberg RW R 21 2014 Mariestad, Sweden Islanders
19 Canada Eberle, TannerTanner Eberle LW R 21 2015 Regina, Saskatchewan PTO
44 Canada Gallant, BrettBrett Gallant LW L 26 2011 Summerside, Prince Edward Island Islanders
17 Canada Gillies, ColtonColton Gillies LW L 26 2013 White Rock, British Columbia Sound Tigers
26 Canada Halmo, MikeMike Halmo (A) LW L 24 2012 Waterloo, Ontario Islanders
20 Canada Jeffrey, DustinDustin Jeffrey (A) C L 27 2015 Sarnia, Ontario Islanders
56 Canada Johnston, RossRoss Johnston LW L 21 2015 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island ATO
11 Canada Langkow, ChrisChris Langkow C R 25 2013 Vegreville, Alberta Sound Tigers
33 Canada Louis, MarkMark Louis D R 28 2015 Ponoka, Alberta Islanders
76 United States Markison, ColinColin Markison RW R 22 2015 Princeton, New Jersey ATO
45 Canada McMillan, CarsonCarson McMillan C R 26 2015 Brandon, Manitoba Sound Tigers
1 United States Motte, C. J.C. J. Motte G L 23 2015 St. Clair, Michigan Sound Tigers
27 United States Ness, AaronAaron Ness (C) D L 25 2011 Roseau, Minnesota Islanders
4 Canada Pelech, AdamAdam Pelech D L 20 2013 Toronto, Ontario Islanders
23 Sweden Persson, JohnJohn Persson LW L 23 2012 Ostersund, Sweden Islanders
22 Canada Quine, AlanAlan Quine C L 22 2013 Belleville, Ontario Islanders
63 Canada Sutter, LukasLukas Sutter C L 21 2012 Lethbridge, Alberta Sound Tigers
7 United States Vaughan, ScooterScooter Vaughan D/RW R 26 2013 Placentia, California Sound Tigers
31 United States Williams, StephonStephon Williams G L 22 2015 Fairbanks, Alaska ATO
16 Canada Zolnierczyk, HarryHarry Zolnierczyk (A) LW L 27 2013 Toronto, Ontario Islanders

Team captains[edit]


^ A. There were three captains for the 2004–05 season: Aldridge named on Oct. 16, 2004, Seeley named on Nov. 6, 2004, & Campbell named on Mar. 16, 2005

^ B. There were two captains for the 2012–13 season: McDonald named on Dec. 7, 2012 & Watkins named on Feb. 22, 2013.

Team records[edit]

Single season[edit]

Goals: Jeff Hamilton, 43, (2003–04)
Assists: Rob Collins, 48, (2005–06)
Points: Jeff Tambellini, 76, (2007–08)
Penalty minutes: Eric Godard, 295, (2004–05)
GAA: Wade Dubielewicz, 1.38, (2003–04)[C]
SV%: Wade Dubielewicz, .946, (2003–04)[C]
^ C. AHL Records


Career goals: Jeff Hamilton, 89
Career assists: Jeremy Colliton, 126
Career points: Jeremy Colliton, 203
Career penalty minutes: Brett Gallant, 857
Career goaltending wins: Wade Dubielewicz, 81
Career shutouts: Wade Dubielewicz, 15
Career games: Mark Wotton, 368


  1. ^ "Bridgeport Sound Tigers - Team roster". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 

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