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Jeremy Reich signs with the New York Islanders

07.02.09 at 2:23 pm ET

Former Providence Bruins farmhand and Boston Bruins tough guy Jeremy Reich has left the B’s organization and signed a one-year, two-way contract Thursday afternoon with the New York Islanders. The move reunites Reich with former P-Bruins coach Scott Gordon, now head coach of the Isles, and gives the winger a better chance of playing in the NHL. Reich has two goals and four assists and a whopping 161 penalty minutes in 99 career NHL games and had spent the last three plus years with the B’s organization. Reich had his best NHL season with Boston in 2007-08 when he played in 57 games and registered 2 goals and 2 assists with the Black and Gold.

The 30-year-old Reich was an unrestricted free agent after piling up 34 points (21 goals, 13 assists) in 76 games for the P-Bruins during the 2008-09 season and playing the good soldier when the CBA got in the way of any possible call-up to Boston last season.

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