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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: OCT. 27-NOV. 2

Saturday, 11.04.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: OCT. 27-NOV. 2

Every Friday you can check back to newyorkislanders.com to get caught up on Islanders prospects. We will feature a new prospect each week and give you insights from the Islanders scouts dispersed throughout the world watching the future of the team.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (5-13-2)
League: Extraliga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (19), Goals (3), Assists (5), Points (8)

Update: Joensuu tallied one assist in Assat's 4-3 loss to TPS on Thursday. Assat went 0-3 on the week.

Scouting Report: "I was very pleased with what I saw in Jesse's play. He was poised with the puck and kept his legs moving. I spoke with Jesse about his future and he understands 100% how important it will be for him to get a quicker first 2-3 steps. He said he is working weekly to improve his skating and explosiveness."

- Vellu-Pekka Kautonen
  Chief European Scout

 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (5-0-1-0-6)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (11), Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (20)

Update: This week Arboga went 2-1 and Axelsson picked up four minutes in penalties.

 


Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (11-6-0-1)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (15), Goals (5), Assists (4), Points (9), PIM (16)

Update: What a week for Figren and the Calgary Hitmen after posting four wins to move within three points of first place in the division. Figren notched three goals and two assists during the four games, including a goal and two assists Thursday night against Medicine Hat when he received the First Star of the Game honors.

 


Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (7-1-3-0-9)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (15), Goals (2), Assists (2), Points (4), PIM (33)

Update: Yaroslavl went 0-2 this week with Grebeshkov taking one minor penalty.

 


Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (4-1-1, ECACHL (0-0-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (5), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (4)

Update: Clarkson played against the USA Under-18 Team losing 6-2. Guthrie was scoreless.

 


Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (4-2-3-0-9)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (16), Goals (6), Assists (8), Points (14), PIM (36)

Update: Johansson continues to lead the team in points, picking up one assist in each of Malmo's two losses this week.

 


Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defensemen
Team: Brandon (10-6-0-2)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (2), Assists (18), Points (20), PIM (26)

Update: Kohn amassed five assists against Prince George on Thursday night after missing the previous two games with flu symptoms.

 


Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defensemen
Team: Moncton (11-7-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (4), Assists (13), Points (17), PIM (27)

Update: Last week Moncton went 1-1 defeating Lewiston, but losing to Memorial Cup Champion Quebec. On Wednesday's 9-8 defeat of Lewiston, MacDonald assisted on a three Moncton goals and is now fourth on the team in points with 17.

 


Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (11-3-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (6), Assists (6), Points (12), PIM (16)

Update: Marcinko was a +1 and earned four penalty minutes in two wins this week by first-place Barrie.

 


Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (4-1-1, ECACHL (0-0-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (0), Assists (3), Points (3), PIM (18)

Update: Mason went scoreless in Clarkson's exhibition contest against the USA Under-18 Team.

 


Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Erie (3-11-0-2)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 first round draft pick (15th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (6), Assists (4), Points (10), PIM (20)

Update: O'Marra sat out this week's game due to an injury.

 


Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defensemen
Team: Notre Dame (5-1-0, 0-0-0 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (6)

Update: O'Neill took one minor penalty and was a +1 over the weekend as Notre Dame captured the Lightning College Hockey Classic by knocking off Army and Air Force.

 


Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (6-1-0, 2-0-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (7), Goals (7), Assists (2), Points (9), PIM (8)

Update: Okposo earned WCHA Rookie of the Week honors after notching a ht trick against Colorado College on Saturday. He now leads the team in goals with seven.

 


Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (4-4-0, 2-2-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (0), Assists (3), Points (3), PIM (8)

Update: Rakhshani posted his first two goals - including one power play tally - in a Denver uniform Saturday against Minnesota-Duluth. The freshman winger is now tied for fourth on the team in points.

 

Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (9-0-1-0-6)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: GAA (2.23), SV% (.927)

Update: In two games this week, Ridderwall went 1-1 stopping 23 shots in his team's 4-2 victory over Sodertalje on Saturday and 33 on Sunday in Djurgarden's 5-3 loss to Linkopings. Ridderwall is currently third in the league in goals against average and save percentage.

 


Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (0-1-0), 0-1-0 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (1), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (0)

Update: Rogers recorded two shots and was a -1 in Harvard's first game of the season; a 5-2 loss to Dartmouth.

 


Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (7-1-0)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (7), Goals (0), Assists (2), Points (2), PIM (29)

Update: First-place Des Moines went 1-1 this week with Sims going scoreless on one shot and two penalty minutes.

 


Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (12-0-5-1-4)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (5), Assists (6), Points (11), PIM (16)

Update: Volkov went scoreless in two games this week at Ufat went 1-0-1-0-1.

 


Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (2-2-0, 2-2-0 WCHA) 
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft picl (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (1-0-0), GAA (2.00), SV% (.933)

Update: St. Cloud State was off this week.

 


* In the Russian Super League and Sweden, the points system is as follows: Wins (3 pts.)-OT Wins (2 pts.)-Ties (1 pt.)-OT Losses (1 pt.)-Losses (0 pts.).

^ In the WHL, OHL and QMJHL, the points system is as follows: Wins (2 pts.)-Losses (0 pts.)-OT Losses (1 pt.)-Shootout Losses (1 pt.).


Previous NYI Future Watches:
- October 20-26

 

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STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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