Islanders add organizational depth; announce four signings

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Arnaud Durandeau

Durandeau was selected by the Islanders in 6th round (165th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft. After putting up impressive numbers for the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (85 goals and 111 assists in 262 games), the speedy and skilled forward turned pro for the 2019-20 season.

After a playing in 21 games for Bridgeport in his rookie season and scoring five goals, he played in 14 games during shortened 2021 season and four goals and four assists. Last year, he enjoyed a bit of a breakout season, registering a career highs in goals (15), assists (22) and points (37) in 64 games.

“I feel like this year has been going pretty well,” said Durandeau to NY SportsDay.  “I’ve been playing a lot more and having more of a role on this team.  The coaches have been trusting me a lot more and I feel like my confidence has been higher as well.  The points have been coming playing with good players.”

Durandeau had one goal and added an assist in Bridgeport's six Calder Cup playoff games.