Bridgeport Islanders president of business operations Brent Rossi resigns

After two and a half seasons as president of business operations for the AHL team at Bridgeport, Brent Rossi has stepped down.

“I decided to move on to the next challenge,” Rossi said. “It’s been a lot of fun here. We have accomplished a lot. I loved every second of it, but an incredible opportunity presented itself to me, a great next step for me and my family.

Rossi, who still has some time in Bridgeport, declined to reveal where that next step will come from as his destination has yet to be announced.

Rossi joined the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2019 following the retirement of team president Michael Picker. He and his team were working on new ideas for 2020-21 in March 2020, when the AHL, like most sports around the world, shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

No fans were allowed for the shortened spring 2021 season. They were slow to return to Webster Bank Arena in 2021–22, when the team changed its name to the Bridgeport Islanders; average attendance is less than 2,000.


“There’s a lot of unfinished business,” Rossi said. “We have such an amazing staff, a lot of plans to really try to push the brand forward in Bridgeport and also in Connecticut.

“The foundation is laid. We are set for massive success once the world returns to normal. The talent is there, the passion.

He is pleased that the team and the city reached an agreement over the summer to keep the team for another decade and to expand and refurbish the team’s locker room complex, which he called the one of the best in the AHL, along with other parts of the arena. .

“We are extremely grateful to Brent for the great job he has done with Bridgeport,” the Islanders said through a spokesperson. “We wish him all the best in his next opportunity.”


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