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Isles Sign Chris Bruton

Per an Islanders Press Release:

The New York Islanders announced today that forward Chris Bruton has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract.

Bruton, 26, scored 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 69 games last season with the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League. The Calgary, ALTA, native led Peoria with 134 penalty minutes, while posting a plus-2 rating.

He split his first professional season (2011-12) between Peoria and the ECHL’s Alaska Aces, totaling 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 65 games.

Bruton played four seasons of junior hockey with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League from 2004-2008, helping the club win the 2008 Memorial Cup Championship and serving as team captain in 2007-08. Following his junior career, Bruton played three seasons at Acadia University in Nova Scotia.

Christian’s Comments: Much like the re-signing of Eric Boulton, this move is a depth/toughness signing by the Islanders. Since it’s a two-way deal it is likely Bruton won’t even make the Islanders lineup. It would be a safe bet to say he spends the year in Bridgeport.

Now for your enjoyment, some video of Bruton hitting people:

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Christian Arnold Covers the New York Islanders for New York Hockey Journal, as well as contributes to SNY's Islanders Point Blank. He also founded Islanders Hockey Blog back in 2009 and has written for various online publications.

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