The New York Islanders have signed three forward prospects — Felix Bibeau, Cole Coskey and Blade Jenkins — to entry-level contracts. Terms of the deals were not disclosed but all three players are eligible to play in the AHL next season.
Bibeau, 21, was a sixth-round pick by the Islanders in 2019. A centre, he set new career-highs in goals (29) and points (70) in the QMJHL this season with the Quebec Remparts and Chicoutimi Sagueneens. In 245 career QMJHL games with the Remparts, Sagueneens and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, Bibeau had 84 goals and 214 points. He helped the Huskies win the Memorial Cup in 2019, scoring five goals in the tournament.
Coskey, who turns 21 on June 1, was a seventh-round pick by the Islanders in 2019. A right-winger, he established career-highs with 34 goals and 80 points in 62 games with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit this season. In 302 career games over five seasons with the Sprirt, Coskey had 106 goals and 235 points.
Jenkins, 19, was a fifth-round pick by the Islanders in 2018. A teammate of Coskey’s, he had 16 goals and 40 points in 47 OHL games this season. A forward who can play centre or left wing, he had 59 goals and 159 points over three seasons with the Spirit.
May 28, 2020