Joe Pereira signs ATO with Bridgeport Sound Tigers

By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff

Senior co-captain Joe Pereira has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders. Pereira played one game for the Worcester Sharks last week before moving south to Bridgeport. Pereira also previously participated in a prospect camp for the Islanders in the summer of 2008.

The 23-year-old forward played in the Sound Tigers’ 5-1 win over Portland on Friday night but did not factor into any of the scoring. He expects to play in games on Saturday and Sunday. Pereira said he is not sure whether he will be in Bridgeport through the end of the season because of school commitments, but did say that the team is happy with the way he is playing. Pereira is hoping to establish something more permanent with the Sound Tigers this summer.

Bridgeport is a 20-minute commute from Pereira’s hometown of West Haven, Connecticut.

1 thought on “Joe Pereira signs ATO with Bridgeport Sound Tigers”

  1. Good for you Joe, The Islanders systems love young guys and call ups, hope he will get some good time and make it permanent.. You deserve good things as you worked your butt off at BU…

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