BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League announced that Kevin Colley has been named team captain. Colley 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 Trenton Titans 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.
“Kevin has been a warrior for us for two years and he is more than deserving of this,” said Bassegio. “He has the respect of the team and the staff and puts a total effort into everything he does.”
One of the longest-tenured and most popular players in Sound Tigers history, Colley was born in New Haven, Connecticut where his father Tom played for the Nighthawks in the AHL. The younger Colley first signed with Bridgeport in July 2003 and inked his first NHL contract with the Islanders in August 2004.
The 5-foot-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.