NHL’s New York Islanders Agree Affiliate Partnership with Stockton Thunder
By Community | July 8, 2014
NHL’s New York Islanders have extended an affiliation agreement with ECHL’s Stockton Thunder for the 2014-15 season.
“We are thrilled to once again have the Stockton Thunder as our organization’s ECHL affiliate,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said. “The Thunder do a great job of developing players from the ECHL, to the AHL, and eventually the New York Islanders.”
“The Islanders were a great partner last season,” Thunder Team President Brian Sandy said. “On the ice, they provided a steady stream of talent that provided depth to our team. In the community, they gave the Thunder the flexibility to create the ‘Rough & Ready Islanders’ brand, which was and still is very popular. We look forward to continuing and growing our relationship.”