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Monday, April 07, 2014

Isles recall Brett Gallant

There will likely be another "new" New York Islander in the lineup on Tuesday for the home finale when the Isles host Ottawa.

The team recalled Brett Gallant on an emergency basis from Bridgeport, and returned Johan Sundstrom to the Sound Tigers.  Assuming he gets into a game, he will be the 13th rookie used by the Isles this season (including goaltender Anders Nilsson)and the 36th player overall (including 3 goalies).

Gallant's totals (from hockeyfights.com) speak for themselves:

<<Year By Year Fight Totals
Fight Total
Only years with fights are shown | Available seasons
2013-2014 Regular Season Fight Card AHL (21)
2013-2014 Preseason Fight Card NHL       (5)
2012-2013 Regular Season Fight Card AHL (26)
2012-2013 Preseason Fight Card AHL       (2)
2011-2012 Regular Season Fight Card AHL (10)
Rookie Games 2011  Fight Card PRST       (2)
2010-2011 Regular Season Fight Card AHL (9), ECHL (13)
2009-2010 Regular Season Fight Card AHL (1), ECHL (21)
2009-2010 Preseason Fight Card AHL (3), ECHL (1)
2008-2009 Preseason Fight Card      QMJHL (1)
2007-2008 Postseason Fight Card     QMJHL (1)
2007-2008 Regular Season Fight Card QMJHL (24)
2006-2007 Regular Season Fight Card QMJHL (30)
2005-2006 Regular Season Fight Card QMJHL (12)


In 56 games this season with the Sound Tigers, Gallant has 1 goal, 1 assist and 245 penalty minutes.
In parts of 4 seasons with Bridgeport, he is 4-2-6 in 140 games, with 600 penalty minutes. 

He was in his 66th fight as a Sound Tiger on Sunday, breaking Micheal Haley's club record of 65. (h/t Mike Fornabaio)

Gallant is NOT related to former Isles assistant Gerard Gallant, who is now an assistant in Montreal.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick 

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