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Bridgeport Islanders 2022-23 Regular Season Schedule is Out



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The Bridgeport Islanders, the New York Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, had a wild 2021-22 season. They showcased grit and determination and battled to make the Calder Cup Playoffs and advanced past the first round for the first time since 2003.

Their road back to the Calder Cup Playoffs will begin on the road against the Providence Bruins, the Boston Bruins AHL affiliate on Oct 14, who they swept in the best of three series this past postseason.

The Bridgeport Islanders home opener will take place on Oct. 22 against the Laval Rockets, the Montreal Canadiens AHL affiliate. Puck drop is slated at Total Mortgage Arena at 7 PM.

Bridgeport will face their rivals, the Hartford Wolfpack (New York Rangers AHL affiliate), 11 times in 2022-23, with five of the games being played in Bridgeport.

One of those rivalry games will take place on Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 23) at Bridgeport.

The longest road trip for the Bridgeport Islanders is four games, which happens twice during the regular season. The longest home stretch for Bridgeport is six games.

The Bridgeport Islanders end their season on Tuesday, Apr. 15 against Providence.

You can find the full schedule here:

The Bridgeport Islanders and New York Islanders fan base will have a few players to watch out for in 2022-23.

Aatu Räty, who played two games in the regular season for the Bridgeport Islanders, had a dominant first-round performance in the Calder Cup Playoffs, assisting on Game 1 overtime winner and then netting the overtime winner in Game Two.

Räty, who came over from Europe after the conclusion of his season with Jukurit (13 goals, 27 assists), is a player who was drafted 52nd overall in 2021 after a few seasons of lackluster play, with COVID-19 playing a part. Before the drop-off in production, Räty was expected to be a first-round selection.

He was a finalist for the European Young Player Of Year Award.

Another player to keep an eye on in 2022-23 is William Dufour, who the New York Islanders selected in the fifth round (152nd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft. In his age 20 season, Dufour set all kinds of records for the St. John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL.

Come season’s end, Dufour had scored 56 goals and 60 assists in just 60 games and was named MVP of the QMJHL. In the postseason, he and the St. John Sea Dogs won the Memorial Cup.

Dufour was named Memorial Cup MVP of the tournament after a seven-goal, one-assist performance in four games.


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