Devon Toews signs with New York Islanders

Max Molski

After three seasons as a Quinnipiac Bobcat, junior Devon Toews has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the New York Islanders and is foregoing his senior season on the men’s ice hockey team.

The Islanders selected Toews with the 108th pick in the fourth round of the 2013-2014 NHL Draft.

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“I’m excited to announce that I have signed my first professional contract with the New York Islanders,” Toews said in a Quinnipiac Athletics press release.”Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my hockey development, from past players and coaches to family and friends. Thank you to my teammates, coaches, support staff and, of course, the fans of Quinnipiac University for allowing me to be a part of your community for the past three years.”

The All-ECAC Hockey Second Team and New England Second Team All-Star defenseman earned career highs with seven goals, 23 assists and 30 points in his junior campaign. Toews also played in a career-high 40 games for the

Bobcats and tied the team lead with a plus/minus of +27 this past season.

“We want to thank Devon for his contribution to Quinnipiac hockey – both on-and-off the ice,” Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold said. “He is a phenomenal player and an even-better person. We wish him all the best as he pursues his career with the New York Islanders.”