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SCOUT'S NOTEBOOK: On the N & N Boys

Tuesday, 08.30.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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SCOUT\'S NOTEBOOK: On the N & N Boys
A preview from our scouts on Nilsson and Nokelainen

Since Islanders fans in North America have had precious few chances to watch 2003 first round pick Robert Nilsson and 2004 first rounder Petteri Nokelainen in action, we have asked for the opinions of three men who saw plenty of them.

Here are three email reports from Islanders scouts, forwarded verbatim to Islanders fans:

 

 

TONY FELTRIN, Islanders Chief Amateur Scout

In Petteri, Islanders fans can expect to see a true team player, exhibiting a tremendous will to win. He's tenacious on the puck, while capable of contributing in all situations. Petteri is viewed as an eventual leader and be it at right wing or center his contribution to the team will not be measured by goals and assists alone.

With Robert you have a highly-skilled player who possesses excellent hands (puck skills) and on-ice vision. He can make plays which few others can see or are capable of completing. Robert also has a good shot and a scoring knack. He's versatile in that he's eventually capable of playing at any forward position. Look for Robert to likely excel on the power play and in offensive situations.

Certainly both of these young players have bright futures, but they'll need time to adjust to the NHL level and the rigors of a full North American season.

RYAN JANKOWSKI, Islanders Chief European Amateur Scout

Our fans can expect Petteri to be a hard-working player who will play consistently with intensity and bring very good character in the room.  In the future, Petteri will be able to combine these tools with some good offensive production to make a well-rounded player for the Islanders.  He will provide leadership and a work ethic on and off the ice.

This season will be an adjustment for Robert, but fans can still expect a player that will bring highly skilled offensive tools to the ice for the Islanders.  In the future, Robert can be expected to be a player we look to for offense with his high skill level and creative playmaking. Watch for Robert to be an effective power play performer.

ANDERS KALLUR, Islanders European Scout

Petteri is very solid at just about everything -- good skater, good puck skills, outstanding forechecker, strong, physical player. He is very tough to play against. He has a great desire to win and works hard every shift as a result. He can play both center and wing for us. I think so much of his character that I believe he could be a captain or alternate for the Islanders some day.

Robert Nilsson is a very exciting player to watch...excellent hands, great vision and passing ability. He is deceptively strong for his size. I see him being very effective on the power play. We will be looking for him to learn to be more consistent in his work -- work hard every shift. If Robert can continue to improve on that as he has the last few years, we have a player that can win games for us.

 

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 60 39 16 5 162 133 83
2 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
3 NYR 59 37 16 6 186 145 80
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
6 DET 59 33 15 11 173 154 77
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 60 26 21 13 145 169 65
10 PHI 61 26 24 11 162 178 63
11 OTT 58 25 23 10 166 161 60
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 59 26 29 4 155 184 56
14 TOR 60 24 31 5 167 183 53
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 61 18 38 5 114 204 41

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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