Islanders Sign Minnesota State’s Williams

The New York Islanders have signed Minnesota State Mavericks’ netminder Stephon Williams to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract.

The contract will take effect from the 2015-16 season, with Williams joining the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers on an ‘Amateur Tryout Contract’ for the remainder of this season.

The 21-year old played in 35 of the Mavericks’ 40 games this season, going a 25-6-3 with a 1.65 GAA – second best in the nation, behind MSU Spartans’ Jake Hildebrand – as Minnesota State secured a second straight conference championship, and the top seed in the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Tournament.

Williams was a fourth round selection for the Islanders (106th overall) at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, and won the WCHA Rookie of the Year in 2012-13. Prior to his collegiate career, Williams played two seasons in the United States Hockey League with the Sioux Falls Stampede and the Waterloo Black Hawks.

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Software engineer by day, Elite League Media man by night, Rob also blogs about cricket for One Stump Short, hockey for In Goal Magazine and video games for Outpost Delta as well as hosting the One Stump Short Podcast.

Posted on April 2, 2015, in Hockey, NCAA, New York Islanders, NHL and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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