Johnathon Blum’s signing was finalized today by the Wild, but their farm club didn’t stop there, adding former Bridgeport Sound Tiger Jon Landry.
Landry, who had played 108 games with the Sound Tigers over the past two seasons, inked a one-year deal with the Wild that will see the 30-year-old in the AHL this season.
Undrafted, Landry worked his way to the professional ranks by way of the Central Hockey League. While his development may have taken a while, it’s a testament to the Montreal natives determination that he’s playing in the AHL now.
Landry spent his college years at Bowdoin College, an NCAA Division III club in Maine, before getting a shot out of college to make it with the Portland Pirates. The Pirates and Landry parted ways after only two games, and he began his long journey back. Since his cup of coffee in the league in 2005-06, Landry has played his way through Augusta (ECHL), spent three full seasons in Arizona with the Sundogs (CHL), played part of a year in Germany, a full year in England, and then landed with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL before getting the call to come to Bridgeport.
In Bridgeport, Landry found AHL success, scoring 10 goals and adding 43 helpers while with the Islanders top affiliate. His best production came last year when, in 72 games, the 6’3″ defenceman had 33 points (8-25).