ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies announced that center Brett Nowak has signed a professional tryout agreement with Bridgeport of the American Hockey League. Atlantic City is the ECHL affiliate of Bridgeport of the AHL and the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.
Nowak becomes the second Atlantic City player to move up to the AHL this season, joining goaltender Adam Munro, who was recalled to Norfolk on November 16.
The 23-year-old Nowak is third on the team and tied for eighth in the ECHL with 17 points (7g-10a), having scored 14 points (5g-9a) in his last 10 games. He was named In Glas Co ECHL Player of the Week for November 8-14 after scoring two game-winning power-play goals and nine points while helping the Bullies go 4-0.
Selected in the fourth round (103rd overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Nowak played for Providence in the American Hockey League in 2003-04, scoring 13 points (3g-10a) in 55 regular season games and had one goal in one playoff game. Nowak played four seasons at Harvard University from 1999-2003, scoring 105 points (39g-66a) in 116 career games.