Johnny Hockey’s kid brother, Matt, has signed a one-year AHL deal with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
The Tigers are the New York Islanders’ top minor-league affiliate.
From the press release:
Gaudreau, 22, completed a four-year career at Boston College in March, posting career highs in goals (eight), assists (27) and points (35) in 40 games last season. He ranked second on the Eagles in scoring and led the team in assists during his senior campaign. Overall, Gaudreau recorded 63 points (16 goals, 47 assists) and a plus-25 rating in 119 career contests with Boston College. He signed an amateur tryout (ATO) with Bridgeport on March 28, training with the team in the final weeks of the 2016-17 season.
Gaudreau, an undrafted winger, has a lot to prove as a professional. He’s listed at just 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds, which is even lighter than his brother (157 lbs).