Dylan Reese
Position Defense
Shoots Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born August 29 1984 (1984-08-29) (age 35),
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
NHL Draft 209th overall, 2003
New York Rangers
Pro Career 2007 – present

Dylan Reese (born August 29, 1984 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an ice hockey defenseman for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Reese was drafted 209th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. He played collegiate hockey with Harvard of the ECAC where he won two conference championships as well as made three NCAA tournament appearances. After missing 15 games his freshman season, including the 2004 World Junior Championships due to a back injury, Reese bounced back to have an outstanding sophomore campaign in 2004-05. He led all Crimson defensemen in scoring with 19 points (7goals, 12 assists) playing in all 34 games that season. He'd go on to lead Harvard defensemen in scoring each of the next two season while being named team Captain and MVP his senior year.

Reese made his professional debut in the 2007–08 season with the Phoenix Coyotes affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. He played in 59 games, but his contributions were minimal as he was often scratched in favor of veteran defensemen Travis Roche, Bryan Helmer and Brendan Bell. In the 2008–09 season, Reese's ice time was increased significantly as he was again paired with former Harvard teammate Ryan Lannon on the back end.

In the Summer of 2009 Reese earned himself a contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets after attending their camp on a tryout basis. He was immediately assigned to Columbus' American League affiliate the Syracuse Crunch. He played in 51 games for the Crunch scoring 22 points and recording a team best +12 rating. Then, on March 1, two days before the NHL trade deadline Reese was dealt to the New York Islanders in exchange for Islanders forward Greg Moore. After reporting to the Islanders' AHL affiliate the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for one game, where he recorded a goal and an assist, Reese was recalled by the Islanders where he'd remain the rest of the season and finished the season with a very respectable 2 goals, 2 assists and a +4 rating.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Pittsburgh Forge NAHL 56 11 30 41 98
2003–04 Harvard University ECAC 21 1 4 5 18
2004–05 Harvard University ECAC 34 7 12 19 44
2005–06 Harvard University ECAC 33 4 15 19 36
2006–07 Harvard University ECAC 33 9 9 18 26
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 59 1 6 7 49 3 1 1 2 4
2008–09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 75 1 27 28 64
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 51 4 18 22 31
2009–10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 1 1 1 2 0 5 1 3 4 0
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 19 2 2 4 14
NHL totals 19 2 2 4 14


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