Bridgeport Sound Tigers

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers
2016–17 AHL season
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City Bridgeport, Connecticut
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 2001
Home arena Webster Bank Arena
Colors Blue, Orange, White
Owner(s) Jon Ledecky
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 20, 2016.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
8 Canada Burroughs, KyleKyle Burroughs D R 21 2015 Vancouver, British Columbia Islanders
41 United States Cullity, PatrickPatrick Cullity D R 29 2015 Tewksbury, Massachusetts Sound Tigers
17 Canada Dal Colle, MichaelMichael Dal Colle LW L 20 2016 Richmond Hill, Ontario Islanders
42 Canada Finn, MattMatt Finn D L 22 2015 Toronto, Ontario Islanders
11 United States Fritz, TannerTanner Fritz C R 25 2016 Grande Prairie, Alberta Sound Tigers
33 Finland Gibson, ChristopherChristopher Gibson G L 23 2015 Karkkila, Finland Islanders
13 United States Gionta, StephenStephen Gionta Injured Reserve C R 33 2016 Rochester, New York Sound Tigers
21 United States Holmstrom, BenBen Holmstrom (C) C R 29 2015 Colorado Springs, Colorado Islanders
12 United States Holmstrom, JoshJosh Holmstrom RW R 27 2015 Colorado Springs, Colorado Sound Tigers
26 Canada Ho-Sang, JoshJosh Ho-Sang RW R 20 2014 Toronto, Ontario Islanders
32 Canada Johnston, RossRoss Johnston LW L 22 2015 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Islanders
29 Canada Jones, ConnorConnor Jones C L 26 2015 Montrose, British Columbia Sound Tigers
28 Canada Jones, KellenKellen Jones LW L 26 2016 Montrose, British Columbia Sound Tigers
38 Canada Kearns, BrackenBracken Kearns (A) LW L 35 2015 Vancouver, British Columbia Islanders
14 Canada Lafranchise, KaneKane Lafranchise D L 28 2015 Edmonton, Alberta Sound Tigers
3 Canada Landry, JonJon Landry D L 33 2016 Montreal, Quebec Sound Tigers
15 Canada Leduc, LoicLoic Leduc D R 22 2014 Chateaugua, Quebec Islanders
25 United States Markison, ColinColin Markison RW R 24 2015 Princeton, New Jersey Sound Tigers
10 United States Mayfield, ScottScott Mayfield (A) D R 26 2013 St. Louis, Missouri Islanders
4 Canada Pelech, AdamAdam Pelech D L 26 2015 Toronto, Ontario Islanders
18 United States Rowe, AndrewAndrew Rowe LW L 28 2015 Spring Lake, Michigan Sound Tigers
24 Canada St. Denis, TravisTravis St. Denis RW L 24 2016 Trail, British Columbia Sound Tigers
16 United States Schempp, KyleKyle Schempp C L 22 2016 Saginaw, Michigan Islanders
7 Canada Toews, DevonDevon Toews D L 22 2016 Abbotsford, British Columbia Islanders
20 Canada Verhaeghe, CarterCarter Verhaeghe C L 21 2015 Waterdown, Ontario Islanders
35 United States Williams, StephonStephon Williams G L 23 2015 Fairbanks, Alaska Islanders
27 Canada Winquist, JoshuaJoshua Winquist LW L 23 2016 St. Albert, Alberta Sound Tigers

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 6, 2016. 

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