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

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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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