The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with Felix Bibeau, Cole Coskey and Blade Jenkins. CapFriendly reports that Jenkins has signed a three-year entry-level contract, while both Bibeau and Coskey have signed one-year AHL deals.
Bibeau, 21, is the oldest of the three but was only drafted in 2019. The sixth-round pick was passed over in his first two years of eligibility, but after an impressive season that saw him lift the Memorial Cup with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies the Islanders took a chance.
Coskey, 20, was a seventh-round pick by the Islanders last year but has landed a deal after putting up 80 points in 62 games for the Saginaw Spirit. The 6’0″ winger may have been overshadowed by teammate Cole Perfetti, but that doesn’t mean he can’t hold his own at the next level.
Jenkins, the youngest of the group at 19 was actually drafted in 2018 and could have become an unrestricted free agent next week. The Islanders needed to sign him before June 1 and after a mediocre season it was unclear if they would take the chance and use a contract slot. Jenkins recorded just 16 goals and 40 points in 47 games for the Spirit, not exactly dominating the league in his third OHL season.
All three players will join the organization but don’t seem likely candidates to challenge for a role in the NHL right away. More likely we’ll see them taking the ice in the AHL (or even ECHL) for the time being.