The NY Islanders sign Long Island Native Marshall Warren to two-year ELC

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The NY Islanders announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have signed Michigan defenseman Marshall Warren to a two-year entry-level contract starting in 2024-25. Warren was originally drafted in 2019 by the Minnesota Wild in the 6th round at pick 166, but were unable to sign him in August, making him a free agent.

Warren is originally from Laurel Hollow, NY and spent four seasons at Boston College before joining the Wolverines for his final season. At BC, the 22 year old defenseman captained the Eagles during his senior year and had 57 points (20 goals, 37 assists) in 130 career games. His junior year at BC, Warren finished the season with a career high 15 assists and 21 points in 37 games. With Michigan, he notched 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 41 games as a graduate transfer.

Warren won the Hockey East regular-season title his freshman year at BC and was a former member of the US National Team Development Program from 2017-2019. He won bronze with USA Hockey at the IIHF Under-18 World Junior Championship in 2019. Warren and the Wolverines went to the NCAA Frozen Four this season but were knocked out by Boston College, Warren's former team, in the semifinals.

Warren got his start on the ice figure skating in Harlem with his older sister Arielle. Warren begged his mom for a stick, but she made him learn the fundamentals of the sport through figure skating before allowing him to move on to hockey. While he was embarrassed about figure skating growing up, he now credits his skating abilities to his figure skating skills. Now, the Long Island native works with Ice Hockey in Harlem to grow the game of hockey in underprivileged communities. He works to bring representation into the game of hockey, and brings awareness to the privilege and racism present in the game. Islanders co-owner John Ledecky was presented with the community impact award by Ice Hockey in Harlem in August for his continuing efforts to grow the program in honor of former Islander John Tonelli.

The Bridgeport Islanders announced that Warren will finish the 2023-24 season with the team on an amateur try-out before beginning in Bridgeport next year.