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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: NOVEMBER 17-23

Friday, 11.24.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: NOVEMBER 17-23

The Islanders organization extends beyond the players dressed in Islanders uniform for the 2006-07 season. the NYI Weekly Prospect report gives you an up-to-date look at future members of the Islanders devloping throughout the world. 

 

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (5-0-1-0-13)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (49)

Update: Axelsson did not register a point this week in three losses.


Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (4-1-6-0-13)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (4), Assists (2), Points (6), PIM (4)

Update: Bergenheim recorded the only two Frolunda goals in a 5-2 loss to Skelleftea on Thursday. Frolunda went 0-3 on the week.


Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (15-9-0-2)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (24), Goals (5), Assists (7), Points (12), PIM (26)

Update: In a four-game week, Figren recorded two assists and four penalty minutes.


Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (9-1-3-0-11)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (19), Goals (3), Assists (4), Points (7), PIM (35)

Update: Grebeshkov recorded a goal in a 6-2 win over Moscow's Krylya Sovetov.


Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (6-5-1, ECACHL (2-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (11), Goals (2), Assists (8), Points (10), PIM (8)

Update: In two losses to St. Cloud State, Guthrie was held with a point.


Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (6-16-3)
League: Extraliga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (25), Goals (4), Assists (8), Points (12)

Update: Assat went 1-1-1 on the week. Joensuu picked up an assist in a 5-1 loss to Ilves on Thursday.


Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (7-2-4-1-10)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (7), Assists (14), Points (21), PIM (38)

Update: Johansson had a big week. He first earned an assist in a 4-1 win over AIK. He then compiled a goal and two assists in an 8-1 win over Hammarby. Johansson is now tied for tenth in the league with 21 points.


Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defensemen
Team: Brandon (13-10-0-2)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (2), Assists (22), Points (24), PIM (32)

Update: In two wins this week, Kohn earned an assist and a +1 rating. He is currently seventh in points among league defensemen.


Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defensemen
Team: Moncton (16-10-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (22), Goals (5), Assists (16), Points (21), PIM (29)

Update: Moncton went 1-1 on the week with MacDonald recording six shots in the two games. MacDonald is tied for 15th among league defensemen with 21 points.


Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (17-5-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (22), Goals (8), Assists (10), Points (18), PIM (26)

Update: Marcinko improved his assist total to ten this week in two wins. He recorded two in a 7-5 game against Oshawa and one the following night in a 4-2 win over Toronto.


Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (6-3-1, ECACHL 2-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (28)

Update: Mason was scoreless and picked up two minutes in penalties in two losses last weekend against St. Cloud State.


Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Chicago (3-10-0)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (13), Goals (2), Assists (3), Points (5), PIM (2)

Update: Chicago dropped two games this week. Mattila was -3 in the two losses.


Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw (17-7-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 first round draft pick (15th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (11), Goals (7), Assists (4), Points (11), PIM (20)

Update: In a move for the best, O'Marra was traded to the Saginaw Spirit a first place team. In his first game with his new team, O'Marra went scoreless in a 6-3 loss to Sault Ste. Marie.


Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defensemen
Team: Notre Dame (9-2-1, 4-1-1 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12), Goals (0), Assists (7), Points (7), PIM (12)

Update: With a split against No. 4 Michigan State, Notre Dame improved to fourth in the national rankings. O'Neill earned an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Spartans.


Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (10-1-2, 6-0-2 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (13), Goals (9), Assists (7), Points (16), PIM (14)

Update: After a weekend sweep over defending NCAA champion Wisconsin, Minnesota has moved to No. 1 in the national rankings. With two assists over the weekend, Okposo is tied for second in the country in points among first-year players.


Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (7-4-1, 5-2-1 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12), Goals (3), Assists (6), Points (9), PIM (10)

Update: A 1-0-1 weekend against Michigan Tech raised Denver's ranking from 11th to tenth, but Rakhshani was scoreless in the two games.


Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (13-0-1-0-6)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: GAA (2.15), SV% (.929)

Update: The Swedish netminder stopped 30 of 31 shots in Djurgardens' 3-1 victory over Frolunda on Friday. Ridderwall is currently second in the Junior Swedish Elite League in save percentage (.929) and third in goals against average (2.15).


Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (2-7-0), 1-6-0 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (9), Goals (2), Assists (4), Points (6), PIM (8)

Update: Harvard continues to struggle, dropping games to Brown, Yale and Boston University. Rogers scored one goal in the loss to Yale.


Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (11-3-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (4), Assists (3), Points (7), PIM (37)

Update: Sims tallied the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win over Lincoln on Wednesday.


Name: Nick Tuzzolino
Position: Defensemen
Team: Sudbury (12-10-2-1)
League: OHL
Acquired:
Stats to Date: Games Played (4), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (14)

Update: Tuzzolino did not dress for any games this week.


Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (14-0-6-1-4)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (25), Goals (6), Assists (6), Points (12), PIM (18)

Update: Volkov scored the first goal in a 5-5 tie with Khimik on Sunday.


Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (4-3-3, 2-3-3 WCHA) 
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft picl (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (2-0-0), GAA (1.00), SV% (.963)

Update: Weslosky earned a shutout in his second start of the season, stopping all 24 shots in a 4-0 win over then No. 18 Clarkson.


* 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:

- November 10-16

- November 3-9

- Otober 27 - November 2

- 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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