Jon Landry Signs Two-Way NHL Contract With Minnesota Wild

Landry played last season for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Former Bowdoin hockey standout Jon Landry '06 has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild. It is the second-straight two-way contract for Landry, who is looking to make his NHL debut.

Landry recorded 33 points (8-25=33) and 57 PIM in 72 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) last season. The Montreal, Que. native, split the 2011-12 season between Bridgeport and the Colorado Eagles (ECHL). He tallied 20 points (2-18=20) in 34 games with Bridgeport and 30 points (12-18=30) in 35 games with Colorado. Landry has collected 53 points (10-43=53) and 86 PIM in 108 career AHL games with Bridgeport and Portland.

Prior to that, Landry played for Braehead Clan of the Elite Ice Hockey League in the United Kingdom where he totaled 58 points (18 goals, 40 assists) in 54 contests during the 2010-11 season. During his time in Scotland, he was able to complete his MBA at Glasgow University. Landry also spent four seasons with the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League, notching 129 points (36 goals, 93 assists) in 203 games.

Landry enjoyed an exceptional career at Bowdoin from 2002-06. An outstanding two-way defenseman, he scored 121 points (51 goals, 70 assists) in 98 games and ranks seventh in school history with 20 power play goals. As a senior, he was named First Team All-NESCAC and First Team All-American and graduated as an Economics major with a minor in French.

If Landry earns a promotion to play with Minnesota, he will become the second Bowdoin player to appear in the National Hockey League. Fred Ahern '74 appeared in 146 NHL games from 1974-78 with the California Golden Seals, Cleveland Barons and Colorado Rockies.