Islanders reassign Finn and Schempp to Mavericks

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Missouri Mavericks announced that the New York Islanders have reassigned defenseman Matt Finn and forward Kyle Schempp to the team from the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Finn is a third-year pro who spent 20 games with the Mavericks and 33 with the Sound Tigers in 2015-16. He rated fifth among Mavericks defensemen last season with 13 points (7g-6a), and was a +9 to go along with 13 penalty minutes. The 22-year-old also chipped in 14 points (6g-8a) in his first year with the Sound Tigers. A second-round selection (35th overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Finn was acquired by the Islanders on Sept. 17, 2015 as part of a six-player trade that sent Michael Grabner to the Maple Leafs.

Schempp, 22, was selected in the sixth round (155th overall) by the Islanders in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Saginaw, Mich., Schempp has appeared in three games for the Sound Tigers this season. Prior to turning professional, he captained the 2015-16 Ferris State University Bulldogs to a Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship and an appearance in the NCAA tournament where the Bulldogs reached the second round.

At the conclusion of his junior season last year, Schempp signed an amateur tryout with Bridgeport and earned an assist in each of his first two professional games. For his collegiate career Schempp totaled 66 points (29g-37a) and 62 penalty minutes over 121 games.