NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: NOVEMBER 24-30

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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: NOVEMBER 24-30

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: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (15-0-1-0-6)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: GAA (2.07), SV% (.930)

Update: Last Friday, Ridderwall stopped 21 of 22 shots in an 8-1 win over Huddinge. He followed that performance up with another win, stopping 20 of 22 shots in a 5-2 win over Linkopings on Saturday. Ridderwall's .930 save percentage is tops in the league, while his 2.07 goals against average is second.

What the scouts are saying: "Stefan has had a very good season in Juniors this year. He's the number one goalie for the best team in the Swedish Junior Elite League and has some of the best stats in the Junior league. I just met with his coach and he said he was happy with the way Stefan has played. His steady play in net has given a lot of confidence to his team and his defensemen."

- Anders Kallur
Pro scout (based in Sweden)

 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (5-0-2-0-14)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20), Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (53)

Update: Axelsson's struggling Arboga team that is now second to last in the league mustered a tie and a loss over the week. Axelsson picked up a penalty in each game.

 

Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (7-1-6-0-13)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (9), Goals (5), Assists (3), Points (8), PIM (4)

Update: Bergenheim recorded an assist in a 4-2 win over Farjestads on Wednesday and the first goal of the game in Frolunda's 5-1 victory over Djurgardens Thursday.

 

Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (17-10-0-2)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (6), Assists (7), Points (13), PIM (26)

Update: On Saturday, Figren scored the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win over Seattle.

 

Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (9-1-4-0-12)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (3), Assists (5), Points (8), PIM (37)

Update: Grebeshkov recorded an assist and had two penalty minutes in two games this week. Yaroslavl picked up a tie and a loss.

 

Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (8-5-1, ECACHL (2-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (13), Goals (3), Assists (9), Points (12), PIM (10)

Update: In wins over Bowling Green and then No. 3 Miami, Guthrie tallied a goal and an assist. 

 

Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (7-18-3)
League: Extraliga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (28), Goals (6), Assists (11), Points (17)

Update: Joensuu put in one of his best performances of the season, tallying a goal and two assists on Saturday in a 5-1 win over KalPal. The three-point effort earned Joensuu the First Star of the game. He followed that game up with a goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss against Karpat on Tuesday. He earned the Second Star of the game. He is now tied for third on the team in scoring.

 

Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (9-2-4-1-11)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (24), Goals (7), Assists (16), Points (23), PIM (44)

Update: Johansson was scoreless in two games this week.

 

Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defensemen
Team: Brandon (16-10-0-2)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (24), Goals (2), Assists (24), Points (26), PIM (37)

Update: Brandon went 3-0-0-0 on the week and currently on a five-game winning streak. Kohn was the Third Star of the Game in Saturday's 4-1 win over Saskatoon, by picking up an assist, a +1 rating and a fighting major. The following night, Kohn had an assist and was a +4 in a 5-4 win over Prince Albert.

 

Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defensemen
Team: Moncton (20-10-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (7), Assists (16), Points (23), PIM (29)

Update: In three wins this week, McDonald had a goal and five assists. He earned the Third Star of the game last Friday in a win over St. John and the Second Star in Moncton's victory over Prince Edward Island.

 

Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (19-6-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (25), Goals (8), Assists (11), Points (19), PIM (28)

Update: Marcinko had one assist in three games this week.

 

Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (8-5-1, 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 +2 in two wins over the weekend.

 

Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Chicago (3-11-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (15), Goals (3), Assists (4), Points (7), PIM (2)

Update: In a regulation loss and an overtime loss this week, Mattila recorded a goal, an assist and a +2 rating.

 

Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw (19-8-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 first round draft pick (15th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (17), Goals (10), Assists (6), Points (16), PIM (37)

Update: O'Marra finished with a goal and an assist and won player of the game honors for the OHL team in Game 4 of the 2006 ADT Canada/Russia Challenge. The tournament pits the top Canadian Juniors against the Russian Junior team.

 

Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defensemen
Team: Notre Dame (10-3-1, 5-2-1 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (0), Assists (7), Points (7), PIM (12)

Update: O'Neill was scoreless in a split against division rival Nebraska-Omaha.

 

Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (12-1-2, 6-0-2 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (10), Assists (7), Points (17), PIM (14)

Update: Okposo tallied the game-winner in an 8-2 win over Michigan on Saturday.

 

Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (9-4-1, 5-2-1 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (3), Assists (10), Points (13), PIM (10)

Update: In two wins over the weekend, Rakhshani had two assists in each game. He is now tied for the team lead in assists with ten.

 

Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (3-9-0), 2-7-0 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12), Goals (2), Assists (7), Points (9), PIM (10)

Update: Rogers had three assists in a 1-2 week for Harvard.

 

Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (11-5-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (16), Goals (5), Assists (3), Points (8) PIM (39)

Update: Sims tallied one assist in a 5-3 loss to Tri-City on Saturday. First place Des Moines went 0-2 on the week.

 

Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (16-0-6-1-4)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (27), Goals (7), Assists (7), Points (14), PIM (20)

Update: Volkov had a goal and an assist in two wins this week for Ufat, which is now in fourth place.

 

Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (6-3-3, 4-3-3 WCHA) 
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (2-0-0), GAA (1.00), SV% (.963)

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:

- November 24-30

- November 10-16

- November 3-9

- Otober 27 - November 2

- October 20-26

 

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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