Isles Sign Kenny Reiter to Two-Way Deal

The Islanders announced this afternoon that they have signed Bridgeport netminder Kenny Reiter to a two-way deal. A two-way deal means that Reiter gets paid different amounts based on whether he is playing in the NHL or AHL. This also allows the Islanders the possibility of calling up Reiter to the NHL. Since Reiter is 25+ years old, he will have one season of waiver exemption (this season) if the Islanders call him up and then decide to send him back down.

Reiter, 27, was an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota-Duluth when he joined the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL last season. Later on in the year, he joined the Sound Tigers and was Bridgeport’s best goalie last season with a .916 save percentage in 12 games. He hasn’t faired as well this year with a .895 SVP in 15 games, but that’s still better than Anders Nilsson and Parker Milner’s marks.

The signing could be an insurance policy in case Nilsson or Poulin get hurt.




20 comments
ivo leggi
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john finnerty
john finnerty

lets hope next year koskinen is down there 

firecappy
firecappy

I expect this article to be followed up in 8 days with another that Reiter got a 4 year extension

Mario Gazzaneo
Mario Gazzaneo

Reiter is a good goalie. He won the NCAA in Minn-Duluth and I watch him play in Bridge all of last season and this season. I know we need a goalie but who do you want, and who can you get now?? I would like to send a package to Washington for Holtby and Erat.

camb33
camb33

Should of signed Kenny POWERS!

Don22
Don22

Looks like just adding flexibility to me.  And if Nabby is out for an extended period, why not call this guy up and let Nilsson get some work in at BP.  

doc942
doc942

@Chris R Sometimes you have to take care of business and make sure that you have people playing and signed at all levels.  Geez... it's like if Garth Snow makes a trade for Vanek everyone gets their panties in a bunch. And when he signs or makes a minor league move, one that won't ever impact the Islanders on the big club level but is an insurance policy in case there is injury YOU still get your panties in a bunch.  But god forbid if Pulin gets hurt and the Islanders have a game tomorrow and no back up goalie available... YOU would be screaming at "what a moron" Garth Snow is and  "how could he be so stupid to NOT have an emergency goalie signed to a contract...!" He can't win with you fans.

shlo
shlo

He has no choice unfortunately , don22 is right. We can still have fun with it.

shlo
shlo

Looks like the big signing we were waiting and craving for...

dkdk
dkdk

People complain about the vanek trade because it didn't address the weakness of the team, the cost was rather steep, and he will probably be gone after 60 illustrious games.

Don22
Don22

@shloLOL.  He's gearing up for a big trade.

dkdk
dkdk

And there is virtually no chance vanek resigns so the trade will be unmitigated disaster

doc942
doc942

I don't think you pass on the opportunity to add Vanek simply because you have a need for a D-man or goalie. I know the price was high... And I'm sure Garth knew/knows that there are other needs and investigated them. The Sabres were willing to part with Vanek. Not Miller. The islanders are now benefiting from that trade.

Don22
Don22

@dkdkI think his point is there are people that will criticize anything Garth does no matter what.  This is a depth signing and barely warrants a post here, yet alone a criticism of Garth. 

Don22
Don22

@Chris RThe problem with your posts Chris is they are based in your own reality.  If you think this move is anything more than a flexibility move then you don't know what you are talking about.  Do you really think this signing was done to "bolster" the NHL level?  It is nothing more than flexibility in case someone gets hurt, or even so he can be the bench guy and let Nilsson get his work in at BP.  But instead you need to criticize it like it like Garth did a presser saying he found the Isles next goalie.

And Freedom of Speech doesn't preclude you from being reasonable.