The American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound
Tigers, the top affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York
Islanders, have announced the signing of left wing David Masse.
Masse, 22, will be a third-year pro in 2005-06 and should be a
familiar name to Sound Tigers fans having played parts of the past
two seasons, 2003-05, with the East Division rival Hershey Bears. The
6'1'' 191-pounder from Montreal posted 12 goals, eight assists, 20
points and 23 penalty minutes in 46 games with Hershey along with
eight goals, 11 assists, 19 points and 31 penalty minutes in 25 games
with the ECHL's Reading Royals last season. He also had a goal, an
assist, two points and 12 penalty minutes in seven playoff games with
Reading last spring.
Two years ago, Masse was an ECHL All-Star, the
Royals' Rookie of the Year and tied for the team's postseason scoring
lead with six goals and 14 points in 14 contests. He also won a Fan
Favorite Award while scoring 50 goals for the Quebec Major Junior
Hockey League's Quebec Remparts in 2002-03. Masse played four
seasons, 1999-2003, of major-junior hockey in the QMJHL with Quebec
and the Victoriaville Tigres.