Penn State goaltender Eamon McAdam signed a three-year contract Wednesday with the New York Islanders, the NHL team and the Nittany Lion men's hockey program announced Wednesday.
Departing the program after his junior season, McAdam signed an entry-level contract, typically the first professional contract that a player under 25 signs when beginning his NHL career.
He will join the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, for the remainder of its 2015-16 season on an amateur tryout agreement.
McAdam was selected in the third round by the Islanders in the 2013 NHL draft.
“We are very proud of Eamon and his growth as a goaltender and a teammate,” Penn State coach Guy Gadowsky said in a Penn State press release. “He had a tremendous season and we will surely miss him, but we are very excited to watch his success with the Islanders. Eamon is also an excellent student and has assured us he will graduate. I know Eamon loves Penn State and he will always be a big part of our hockey program and the university.”
McAdam is the second Nittany Lion to leave the program early to play professionally. Casey Bailey left last year after his junior season to join the Toronto Maple Leafs.