Wotherspoon has some fine tools on offense and defense. He’s a calm player but it will take a while before he’s ready for the NHL.
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March 2022 – Assuming there’s still room in today’s game for a hardrock blueliner, there might still be a place in pro hockey for Wotherspoon, although it’s increasingly looking like it might not be in the NHL. In his fifth AHL campaign, the 6-2, 190-pounder has 16 points in 47 games as well as a whopping 101 PIMs. The 24-year-old will soon be an RFA and will learn if the Islanders still want him in their system. Mark Allan
October 2021 – Wotherspoon was among 10 players waived by the Islanders in their first round of training camp transactions. He was assigned to the Bridgeport Islanders of the AHL Mark Allan
March 2021 – The 23-year-old has but one assist in eight AHL outings, but has accumulated 15 PIMs as he continues his aggressive play for the Sound Tigers. He’s in the first half of a two-year, two-way deal under which he will likely remain in Bridgeport. Mark Allan
January 2021 – Wotherspoon was placed on waivers two days before the NHL season opener. Mark Allan
October 2020 – Wotherspoon signed a typical late-2020 contract, a two-year, two-way deal with an AAV of $725,000 in the unlikely event he plays in the NHL and a fraction of that for minor-league outings. His point totals have improved from 17 to 23 to 27 with Bridgeport and his penalty totals have jumped from 14 to 51 to 82, indicating an increased willingness to throw around his 6-2, 190-pound frame. He is, however, buried in a system that’s deep with blueliners. Mark Allan
October 2020 – The 23-year-old with a well-r