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FINAL SELECTIONS

Saturday, 06.24.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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FINAL SELECTIONS
MacDonald, Day, Ridderwall and Mattila chosen in the final rounds

The Islanders finished off a busy Draft Day selecting defenseman Andrew MacDonald, right winger Brian Day, goaltender Stefan Ridderwall and left winger Troy Mattila.

 

Andrew MacDonald 6th round, 160th overall
Born: September 7, 1986 Judique, Nova Scotia
Defenseman Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 Weight: 186
Central Scouting Rank: N/A

Andrew McaDonald has a special connection to one of the newest Islander acquisitions, Ted Nolan. MacDonald played under Nolan in Moncton of the QMJHL.

"Andy is a highly intelligent player," said Nolan. "I'm really glad we got him. He's vastly underrated and has come a long way.

 

Brian Day 6th round, 171st overall
Born: August 4, 1988 Boston, Ma
Right Winger Shoots: Right
Height: 6-0 Weight: 186
Central Scouting Rank: N/A

Brian Day played for prep school Governor Dummer last season and will play there for one more season before attending Colgate.

"We're happy to have grabbed Day so late," said Isles scout Jim Madigan. "He's a power-forward that drives to the net hard. He's an honest hard-worker who is strong in his own zone."

 

Stefan Ridderwall 6th round, 173 overall
Born: March 5, 1988 Stockholm, Sweden
Goaltender Glove: Left
Height: 6-1 Weight: 189
Central Scouting Rank: 12 (G - EU)

Stefan Ridderwall comes from a strong line of Swedish netminders. His father was a goaltender on the Swedish National team.

"Stefan has a great love for the game," said head European scout Ryan Jankowski. "He has good technique. We expect much improvement out of Stefan because he will play a lot of games the next couple of seasons in Sweden. He has a great deal of raw skill and potential."

Ridderwall plays for Djurgarden of the Junior Swedish Elite League.


 

Troy Mattila 7th round, 190th overall
Born: January 12, 1988 Rockford, Ill
Left Winger Shoots: Left
Height: 6-2 Weight: 176
Central Scouting Rank: N/A


Troy Mattila put up impressive numbers scoring 240 points last season while playing midget and high school hockey. This year he made the jump to junior hockey skating for the Springfield Blues of the NAHL.

"Troy is a very talented player," said Islanders scout Jay Heinbuck. "He has very good puck and stick skills. Troy has a good scoring touch and excellent hockey instincts. We're glad to get Troy with our final pick."

 

* 1st ROUND -  ISLANDERS TAKE OKPOSO 7th OVERALL!

* 2nd ROUND - ISLANDERS PICK JOENSUU

* 3rd ROUND - ISLANDERS TAKE FIGREN

* 4th ROUND - RAKHSHANI, WESLOSKY, MARCINKO AND ROGERS SELECTED

* 5th ROUND - SIMS AND JOHANSSON PICKED

* 6th and 7th ROUND - FINAL ROUND SELECTIONS

* MORE OF THE DRAFT CENTRAL '06

 

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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