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TRADE: Islanders Acquire Tyce Thompson From Devils



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The New York Islanders have acquired forward Tyce Thompson from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward Arnaud Durandeau, per a team announcement.

Thompson, 24, has spent this year playing for New Jersey’s AHL club in Utica, where he’s tallied zero goals and five assists in 15 games.

Drafted 96th overall in 2019, Thompson has played in 11 games at the NHL level across three different seasons.

Thompson grew up on Long Island in Oyster Bay. He is the brother of Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson and the son of former Bridgeport Islanders head coach Brent Thompson.

Durandeau, 24, leaves the Islanders after spending seven years in the organization. He was selected 165th overall in 2017 and made his NHL debut for the Islanders last season. In 12 games for Bridgeport this season, he has four points with one goal.

The Bridgeport Islanders play the Bellville Senators at 3 p.m. at Total Mortgage Arena, but Thompson’s first game with the club will likely come on Dec. 1 when they visit the Providence Bruins.