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Isles roll the dice on Brennan, the AHL’s reigning d-man of the year

Jul 1, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT

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We asked yesterday if T.J. Brennan would get a shot with an NHL club after being named the AHL’s defenseman of the year in 2013-14.

Well, he’s getting one. The 25-year-old has reportedly signed a one-year, one-way deal with the New York Islanders worth $600,000.

Brennan led the Toronto Marlies with 72 points (25G, 47A) during the 2013-14 regular season, then added 14 more points in 14 playoff games. But despite all the points he was piling up in the minors, he couldn’t crack a crowded Maple Leafs defense.

Brennan has four goals and seven assists in 40 career NHL games with Buffalo and Florida.

  1. pjblake2redwings - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    600k for the AHL D of the Year.. yea I would say it was a good signing… even if he doesnt do anything 1 yr at 600 is nothing

  2. thegloriouspast - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Real excited to see how this experiment will pan out. Hopefully he can be the Islanders version of Torey Krug and help out the power play.

  3. dueman - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    He can definitely shoot the puck. It’s his defensive play that has kept him out of the league….Pair him with a good stay-at-home guy, and he should do pretty good.

  4. President Charles Logan - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    The Isles are an AHL team as it is … no biggie

    • jl9830 - Jul 2, 2014 at 12:41 AM

      Ugh I hate you but love your username at the same time.

  5. powerpop18 - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Wang and Snow are the cheapest MFs in the NHL! While the other professional teams fight to keep their salaries under the cap, the Isles are struggling to reach the cap floor. Cast offs and minor leaguers fill a roster that is destined for another failing season.

    • tuberippin - Jul 2, 2014 at 4:03 AM

      You post slight variations of the same comment in multiple threads involving the Islanders, hoping to get upvotes.

      Stay classy.

  6. canadiansportsfan77 - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Gunna need to do a whole lot more to make that 2015 1st rounder not hurt as much

    • jl9830 - Jul 2, 2014 at 12:42 AM

      Going from Nabokov/Poulin to Halak/Johnson should do the trick. They won’t be in the lottery with that goaltending.

  7. 34defense2014 - Jul 1, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Lol lol love the haters!!! It’s awesome lol the Isles have one of the best young Teams in the NHL! lol keep it coming lovin it!! Just like the Rags where going to win the Cup!!!! lol lol I’m lovin it!!!

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