The Cape Cod Islanders are extremely pleased to announce the re-signing of standout forward James Brosnan for the 2016-17 season. Brosnan appeared in 40 games last season and scored 14 goals and 16 assists with a +16 rating for the Eastern Division champs. The 6'3" 200 pound Ossining, NY native will add a key veteran presence to the Islanders locker room and will look to continue to build on his successful 15-16 campaign.
"We are very excited to have Jimmy back for next season" coach Jay Punsky said "he's a guy that adds grit, determination and leadership to our team. He is a guy that we will look to to carry on the leadership standard that our captain Eric Szeker set last season. Jimmy is a great team guy and all the players love him, in fact every time I asked players who they'd most like to have on their line it always came back to one name, Brosnan."
Brosnan has been mainstay in the Islanders line up for the past two seasons and is looking to end his junior career with another successful campaign. Islanders president, Dan Hodge had this to say about Brosnan "Jimmy came to us two seasons ago and I have seen such a leap in that young man. He came in here as a senior in high school and a had a wealth of untapped potential. Last season we saw what he can do as a player. I am looking forward to seeing what he does this season."
The Islanders acquired the playing rights to Top Prospect forward Noel Fischer from the Maine Wild to complete a trade for Jordy Knoren last season.