Two New York Islanders Prospects Earn Themselves A Contract

The New York Islanders have added some depth to the system by inking two of their prospects to contracts to play with their AHL affiliate for next season. 

Christian Krygier, son of former NHLer Todd, and Jacob Pivonka, were both selections in the 2018 Entry Draft by the Islanders. 

Krygier, 23, was a 7th-round pick of the Isles, and played five seasons on the blueline for the Michigan State Spartans before signing an amateur tryout agreement with Bridgeport back in March. He had four points in 28 games for Bridgeport, and was named an alternate captain. 

The 6'2", 192-pound defenseman also played in the USHL for two seasons with the Lincoln Stars from 2016-18.

Pivonka, 23, had also signed an ATO with Bridgeport in March. He was selected in the 4th round of the 2018 Draft. He had skated with the University of Nebraska Omaha and at Notre Dame before that. 

The B-Isles also signed undrafted forward Riley Piercey out of the Ontario Hockey League's Flint Firebirds. The 21-year-old had 22 goals and 48 assists for 70 points in the 2022-23, his fifth season in the OHL. 

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