Bridgeport Sound Tigers

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers
2015–16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers season
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City Bridgeport, Connecticut
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern Conference
Division Atlantic 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)
Missouri Mavericks (ECHL)
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 October 1, 2015.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
56 United States Aneloski, BryceBryce Aneloski D R 25 2015 Pekin, Illinois Sound Tigers
32 United States Barnes, TylerTyler Barnes F R 25 2015 Burnsville, Minnesota Sound Tigers
3 Canada Carkner, MattMatt Carkner (A) D R 34 2015 Winchester, Ontario Sound Tigers
49 Sweden Collberg, SebastianSebastian Collberg RW R 21 2014 Mariestad, Sweden Islanders
24 Canada Czuczman, KevinKevin Czuczman D L 24 2014 Port Elgin, Ontario Islanders
United States Florek, JustinJustin Florek LW L 25 2015 Marquette, Michigan Islanders
Finland Gibson, ChristopherChristopher Gibson G L 22 2015 Karkkila, Finland Islanders
2 Canada Graham, JesseJesse Graham D R 21 2014 Toronto, Ontario Islanders
26 Canada Halmo, MikeMike Halmo (A) LW L 24 2012 Waterloo, Ontario Islanders
United States Holmstrom, BenBen Holmstrom C R 28 2015 Colorado Springs, Colorado Islanders
12 United States Holmstrom, JoshJosh Holmstrom RW R 26 2015 Colorado Springs, Colorado Sound Tigers
Canada Johnston, RossRoss Johnston LW L 21 2015 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Islanders
Canada Kearns, BrackenBracken Kearns LW L 34 2015 Vancouver, British Columbia Sound Tigers
14 Canada Lafranchise, KaneKane Lafranchise D L 27 2015 Edmonton, Alberta Sound Tigers
Canada Leblanc, LouisLouis Leblanc RW R 24 2015 Pointe-Claire, Quebec Islanders
15 Canada Leduc, LoicLoic Leduc D R 21 2014 Chateaugua, Quebec Islanders
25 United States Ludwig, C.J.C.J. Ludwig D R 25 2015 Little Elm, Texas Sound Tigers
10 United States Mayfield, ScottScott Mayfield D R 24 2013 St. Louis, Missouri Islanders
United States Milner, ParkerParker Milner G L 25 2015 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Sound Tigers
Sweden Nilsson, TomTom Nilsson D R 22 2015 Tyreso, Sweden Islanders
4 Canada Pelech, AdamAdam Pelech D L 25 2015 Toronto, Ontario Islanders
Russia Petrov, KirillKirill Petrov RW L 21 2015 Kazan, Soviet Union Islanders
22 Canada Quine, AlanAlan Quine C L 22 2013 Belleville, Ontario Islanders
13 United States Root, JesseJesse Root C L 25 2015 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Sound Tigers
46 United States Rowe, AndrewAndrew Rowe LW L 27 2015 Spring Lake, Michigan Sound Tigers
Canada Sylvestre, SebastienSebastien Sylvestre C L 21 2015 Boucherville, Quebec Sound Tigers
United States Vaive, JustinJustin Vaive LW L 26 2015 Buffalo, New York Islanders
United States Whitney, JoeJoe Whitney LW L 27 2015 Reading, Massachusetts Islanders
31 United States Williams, StephonStephon Williams G L 22 2015 Fairbanks, Alaska Islanders
Canada Wright, JamesJames Wright C R 25 2015 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 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 July 17, 2015. 

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