Islanders Re-Sign Kelly Cup MVP Colley

NEW YORK – The New York Islanders announced that they have re-signed center Kevin Colley, who played parts of four seasons in the ECHL with Charlotte, Dayton, Pensacola, New Orleans and Atlantic City, and was named to the ECHL All-Star Game in 2002 and 2003.

The Mississippi Sea Wolves are the ECHL affiliate of the Islanders and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. Former ECHL coach Jack Capuano and former ECHL player Dan Bylsma are assistant coaches with the Islanders while former ECHL assistant coach Dave Baseggio is the head coach of Bridgeport and former Wheeling coach Pat Bingham is an assistant coach for the Sound Tigers.

The 5-11 and 185-pound Colley was named Most Valuable Player of the 2003 Kelly Cup Playoffs after scoring a league-leading 13 goals and 20 points in 17 games while helping Atlantic City win the ECHL title. He scored 71 points (33g-38a) in 50 regular season games for the Boardwalk Bullies in 2002-03. Colley has 177 points (83g-94a) and 472 penalty minutes in 166 career ECHL regular season games and 23 points (15g-8a) and 43 penalty minutes in 15 career ECHL playoff games.

In 2004-05 with Bridgeport, the 26-year-old had 24 points (11g-13a) and 212 penalty minutes in 59 games, giving him 55 points (23g-32a) and 334 penalty minutes in 137 career games with Bridgeport. He has 70 points (29g-41a) and 466 penalty minutes in 193 career AHL regular season games and two points (1g-1a) and 12 penalty minutes in five career AHL playoff games.