General Manager Jim Hulton announced on Monday that 18-year-old free agent forward Robbie Rutledge has been signed for the 2022-2023 season.
Rutledge, who is a Severn, Ontario native, was named Rookie of the Year last season in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League after his breakout season with the Hearst Lumberjacks. He tallied a league-leading 39 goals in 45 games while also contributing 28 assists to win the league scoring title.
Hulton commented, “Robbie is a big body player who produced impressive offensive numbers at the Jr level last season. His style of play fits our brand and his scoring touch will complement our group well.”
“I’m very excited to be part of a great organization and can’t wait to start, ” Rutledge commented. “I’ve heard all good things about PEI, especially about the community and their support for the Islanders.”
Standing at 6’2” and 185 lbs, Rutledge will add size and grit to the Islanders line-up this season. Last season, he played a key role in the Lumberjacks making the NOJHL finals.
“I would describe my style of play as a hard-working power forward who has good scoring ability. I have good vision in the offensive zone and can also play a 200-foot game” said Rutledge.
The 2022-23 Training Camp kicks off on August 20th with rookies and free agent invites hitting the ice for the first time on August 21st at the APM Centre. Tickets for the three home preseason games are available to purchase online and in-person at the Islanders Team Shop in the Eastlink Centre.
2022-23 Season Tickets, 15-Game Packs, and Flex-40 ticket packages are now on sale at the Islanders Team Shop online, in-person, or by phone at 902.892.7351.