Lee Signs with Islanders
CHN Staff Report
Notre Dame's Anders Lee has decided to forego his senior season to sign an entry-level deal with the New York Islanders.
Lee was selected by New York in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft.
Lee, 22, led the CCHA in goals (20) and points (38) this season, as Notre Dame came in second place and won the CCHA tournament championship. Notre Dame was eliminated this weekend in the first round of the NCAAs.
“I love this University, my teammates the coaching staff and everyone with the program who helped me get this opportunity," Lee said. "I’ve been blessed and am so thankful to have had the opportunity to play at Notre Dame.”
Lee led Notre Dame in goals during each of his three seasons in South Bend, totaling 116 points (61 goals, 55 assists) in 124 career games. As a freshman in 2010-11, Lee was named Second Team All-CCHA and was selected to the CCHA's All-Rookie team, while also being Notre Dame's Rookie of the Year. That year he was elected to the NCAA Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team after leading Notre Dame to the 2011 Frozen Four.
Prior to his collegiate career, Lee starred for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League, leading the league in goals (35) and earning Rookie of the Year honors while leading Green Bay to a USHL Clark Cup Championship and being named the USHL Clark Cup MVP.