Former Clan Player Signs for NHL Side!
Braehead Clan are delighted to confirm that former Braehead Clan D-man, Jon Landry, has signed a one year deal with the New York Islanders in the NHL!
Landry played for the Clan in their inaugural season in 2010/2011. The #27 was a huge fan favourite and even considered taking over from former Clan player/coach Bruce Richardson when he left the club, however, Landry felt that he had a few more years left in him to concentrate on playing before moving into any form of coaching role, and what a great decision that was! As the 29 year old Canadian has now signed a deal to play for both the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL, and the New York Islanders in the NHL.
Landry split last season in the ECHL with the Colorado Eagles and AHL side Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Landry played in 69 games between the two teams and amassed 50 pts, not bad for a D-man!
Clan GM, Kirsty Longmuir had the following to say on the signing news “I am really pleased for Jon.”
“Jon played for us in our inaugural season and he was fantastic for us both on and off the ice. He was a huge fan favourite. He won MVP that year, as voted for by the fans, and he was nominated for the EIHL defenseman of the year award. He had 56pts from 50 games when he played for us, better than some of the forwards!”
“This couldn’t have come at a better time for Jon. I am really happy for him and hope that he has a fantastic season with the Islanders and Bridgeport.”
“This is the first player to come to an EIHL team, and then progress his career to the top level. I know of ex-NHL players coming to our league, but not many if any have ever started in our league and then went on to play in the NHL. I really hope everything works out for Jon and we will be sure to keep in touch with him.”
Landry was quoted in the ctpost.com as saying “"It feels absolutely amazing,".
"It's an unbelievable opportunity for me. For somebody at my age, it doesn't happen so often to get a first contract at 29."