NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: NOVEMBER 3-9

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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: NOVEMBER 3-9

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: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (6-1-1, ECACHL (2-0-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (7), Goals (1), Assists (7), Points (8), PIM (8)

Update: Guthrie tallied one assist, four shots and +1 rating in a Clarkson 5-2 victory over Harvard on Friday. The following night, Guthrie notched a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win over Dartmouth.

What the scouts are saying: "I had a chance to see Shea last weekend. He has great offensive instincts and is a deceptive skater. Shea has got very good hands and good hockey sense. He's a versatile player and that was seen last weekend because he was used as one of the point men on the power play."

- Chris O'Sullivan
Pro Scout (Boston Region)

 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (5-0-1-0-9)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (24)

Update: In three Arboga losses this week, Axelsson went scoreless and compiled four penalty minutes.

 

Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (12-7-0-1)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (5), Assists (4), Points (9), PIM (20)

Update: Figren tallied a shootout goal in a 3-2 win over Vancouver on Saturday.

 

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 was off this week.

 

Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (5-2-3-0-10)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (16), Goals (6), Assists (10), Points (16), PIM (38)

Update: Johansson padded to his team-leading point total by assisting on two goals in a 4-1 win over Linkopings on Friday.

 

Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (5-14-2)
League: Extraliga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (4), Assists (7), Points (11)

Update: In the only game this week for Assat, they were shutout.

 

Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defensemen
Team: Brandon (10-8-0-2)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (16), Goals (2), Assists (20), Points (20), PIM (26)

Update: Kohn tallied an assist in each loss this week.

 

Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defensemen
Team: Moncton (13-8-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (4), Assists (16), Points (20), PIM (27)

Update: In three wins this week against Victoriaville, Drummondville and Chicoutimi, MacDonald earned an assist in each game.

 

Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (14-4-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (8), Assists (6), Points (14), PIM (20)

Update: Marcinko posted two goals, including a game-winner in three games as Barrie went 2-1 on the week.

 

Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (6-1-1, ECACHL 2-0-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (8), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (22)

Update: Mason had an assist and was a +4 over the weekend in wins against Harvard and Dartmouth.

 

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 games due to an injury.

 

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

Update: Notre Dame went 1-0-1 against Ohio State this weekend with O'Neill chipping in with one assist in the 1-1 tie on Saturday.

 

Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (8-1-0, 4-0-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (7), Goals (8), Assists (4), Points (12), PIM (12)

Update: Okposo had one goal on Friday and 2 assists including one on the game winner in a 3-2 overtime win over Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday.

 

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: Denver was off this week.

 

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% (.926)

Update: Ridderwall did not play in Djurgardens' two games this week.

 

Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (0-4-0), 0-3-0 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (4), Goals (1), Assists (2), Points (3), PIM (2)

Update: Rogers recorded one goal in a 5-2 loss to Clarkson on Friday and two assists in a 5-4 loss to St. Lawrence on Saturday.

 

Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (8-2-0)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (9), Goals (3), Assists (3), Points (6), PIM (31)

Update: Sims scored a natural hat trick, two of which came on the power play, in Friday's win over Lincoln. On Saturday, Sims added an assist for a 4-point weekend and USHL/Bankers Trust Defensive Player of the Week honors. Sims, who brought his season total to six, was a +1 on the weekend. He was named defensive player of the week in the USHL.

 

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: Ufat was off this week.

 

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: Weslosky did not play 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:

- Otober 27 - November 2

- October 20-26

 

 

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