NEWS CENTER- Jon Landry's road to the NHL is one that's certainly less traveled. First it was playing at Div. III Bowdoin College. Then it was bouncing around the U.S. and even Europe. However, at the age of 29, he's finally signed his first NHL contract.
The 6-3, 220 pound defenseman signed signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Islanders, meaning he could either play on Long Island or with their AHL affiliate Bridgeport, whom he played for half of last season.
If Landry plays for the Islanders, he'd be just the second Bowdoin College product to play in the NHL. Fred Ahern, a 1974 graduate, played in five season for the California Golden Seals, Cleveland Barons, and Colorado Rockies.
Landry, a Montreal native, started his professional career with the Portland Pirates back in 2006, shortly after he finished his collegiate career with the Polar Bears.