Tonight the Islanders announced that 2013 draft picks Ryan Pulock and Alan Quine have both signed three-year, entry level contracts.
Pulock was the Islanders first round pick in June, taken at 15th overall. He has played well in camp and will be with the team in Canada tomorrow as the Islanders have split squad action against the Senators. For the 18-year old, he will be headed back to the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL this season. His contract also won’t kick in this year as it will slide (players who sign at 18 or 19 and are returned to juniors have their contracts slide one year, so it’s sort of a four year deal).
For Quine, his contract won’t slide and starts this season. He’s 20 years old as he was drafted for the second time this June. The Islanders took him in the sixth round but he was also previously selected by the Red Wings in the third round in 2011. He reentered the draft in the same way Brendon Kichton did; team and player couldn’t get together on a contract, so after two years the rights lapsed. Quine will probably stick with the Sound Tigers and hopefully he can progress.