Ken Appleby Continues To Get Settled Into Bridgeport Role
Ken Appleby continues to get accustomed to his new role with the New York Islanders.
Currently, Appleby is second-string with AHL Bridgeport. The 28-year-old was brought in as a replacement for the retired Cory Schenider, while also being a mentor to starter Jakub Skarek.
Last season, Appleby spent the majority of his time with the Worcester Railers (ECHL), going 13-13-1 with a 3.01 GAA and .907 save percentage in 30 appearances. He also made 5 appearances for Bridgeport, posting a .861sv% whilst going 3-2.
Appleby’s lone NHL experience came with the New Jersey Devils during 2016/17, when he made three appearances (0-1 as starter).
The Ontario native looks to make an impact in the Big Apple, but first he needs to make sound in Bridgeport.
His first game with the AHL Islanders featured a 4-2 loss despite a 33 save effort. Appleby has only appeared in two games so far with Bridgeport, posting a 3.12 GAA and turning away 64-out-of-70 shots taken at the net.