After two years in the Islanders’ organization, Steve Bernier will be sticking around for another two as it was announced today that he has signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Isles/Sound Tigers. The now 32 year old Bernier initially signed a professional tryout contract (PTO) ahead of the 2015-2016 season but wouldn’t have to play a game before turning the PTO into a one-year, one-way deal after room was made via Michael Grabner being traded to Toronto.
During the 2015-2016 campaign, Bernier had a goal and five assists through his 24 regular-season games while scoreless during his six games in the playoffs. Bernier signed another PTO coming into training camp this year which resulted in a one-year, two-way deal. Although he missed most of the second of the season with injury, Bernier – who wore an ‘A’ on his chest while in the lineup – had 16 goals and 10 assists over 33 games with the Sound Tigers. His points per game average was 0.79, good for the second on the team behind Ryan Pulock and he had a team best nine power play goals.
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At the NHL level, Bernier has appeared in 633 regular-season games (105G, 125A) and 74 playoff games (9G,14A). At the AHL level, Bernier has 43 goals and 44 assists through 118 regular-season games.