Rhett Rakhshani Reaches Agreement with New York Islanders

March 31st, 2010 by Michael Schuerlein Leave a reply »
I just received word from the New York Islanders that they have come to terms with forward prospect Rhett Rakhshani. 

Rakhshani, who just recently completed his collegiate hockey career with the University of Denver, has agreed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders.

The 24-year-old Rakhshani, who was drafted 100th overall in the fourth round of the 2006 entry draft by the Islanders, played for four years for the Pioneers, finishing his career with 60 goals and 91 assists for 151 points in 156 games. Rakhshani averaged more than a point per game in his senior year—scoring 21 goals and 29 assists for 50 points in 41 games.

The Islanders also said that Rakhshani will report to their AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers immediately and practice with the team tomorrow. He will make his professional debut in Bridgeport on April 3, as they take on the Portland Pirates. 

It is important to note that, although Rakhshani will be playing for Bridgeport as they battle for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, he will be ineligible to play for the Sound Tigers if they ...

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