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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: DECEMBER 1-7

Friday, 12.08.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: DECEMBER 1-7

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: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (22-6-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (28), Goals (10), Assists (13), Points (23), PIM (30)

Update: The Slovak native started off his four-point week with a goal and an assist on Sunday against Toronto. He added another goal and an assist against Oshawa on Thursday.

What the scouts say: "Tomas is battling a lot harder in the offensive compared to the beginning of the season when he was adjusting to the North American-style of play. Last night against Oshawa, he dragged defender to net before tipping in a goal. He's very effective setting up plays and his main strength is his defensive play. Is offense will get better learning the North American-style."

Tim McLean
Pro/Am Scout (based in Toronto)

 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (6-0-2-0-16)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh-round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (59)

Update: Arboga went 1-2 on the week and Axelsson went scoreless.

 

Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (9-1-6-0-14)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first-round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12), Goals (5), Assists (4), Points (9), PIM (8)

Update: Bergenheim recorded one assist in three games. Frolunda went 2-1 on the week and is currently in ninth place out of 12 teams in the Swedish Elite League.

 

Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (19-11-0-2)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29), Goals (7), Assists (8), Points (15), PIM (28)

Update: Figren scored a late power play goal on Saturday to even the game at 2-2 against Medicine. Calgary went on to win in the final minute of the third period. The next night Figren contributed an assist in a 5-2 win over Saskatoon. Calgary is currently third in the Central Division.

 

Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (11-1-5-0-12)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (23), Goals (3), Assists (5), Points (8), PIM (37)

Update: Grebeshkov did not record a point in a 2-0-1-0-0 week for Yaroslavl, which is in 11th place in the Russian Super League.

 

Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (11-5-1, ECACHL (5-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (16), Goals (4), Assists (9), Points (13), PIM (14)

Update: Clarkson moved into the top 20 with three wins this week. Guthrie scored the game-winner against St. Lawrence on Tuesday.

 

Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (7-19-3)
League: Extraliga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second-round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29), Goals (6), Assists (11), Points (17)

Update: Joensuu was held without a point in two wins and one loss for Assat, which is currently in second-to-last place.

 

Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (10-2-5-2-11)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (8), Assists (17), Points (25), PIM (44)

Update: Johansson returned to his scoring ways by posting a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win for Malmo on Saturday against Huddinge. He also tallied two assists in a 5-3 loss to Djurgardens on

 

Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defenseman
Team: Brandon (17-12-1-2)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second-round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (2), Assists (26), Points (28), PIM (39)

Update: Kohn tallied an assist in a 3-2 win over Red Deer and against Swift Current the following day.

 

Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defenseman
Team: Moncton (21-12-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29), Goals (8), Assists (26), Points (34), PIM (41)

Update: MacDonald had a big week, scoring a goal and adding three assists. He earned the Third Star of the game in a 4-2 loss to Cape Breton last Friday after notching two assists. MacDonald is now fourth in the league in points among defensemen.

 

Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (11-5-1, ECACHL 5-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth-round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (32)

Update: Mason and the Clarkson defense allowed only three goals in three games this week.

 

Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Chicago (3-14-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh-round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (3), Assists (4), Points (7), PIM (2)

Update: Mattila's Chicago continues to struggle having lost all three games this week, in which Mattila was held scoreless.

 

Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw (19-9-0-2)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 first-round draft pick (15th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (19), Goals (10), Assists (8), Points (18), PIM (39)

Update: O'Marra had two assists in a 5-4 shootout loss to London on Saturday. He failed to score in the shootout.

 

Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defenseman
Team: Notre Dame (12-3-1, 7-2-1 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (16), Goals (0), Assists (7), Points (7), PIM (12)

Update: Notre Dame won two games against Alaska over the weekend and sports the best goals against average in the league. The Fighting Iris are now ranked fifth in the country.

 

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: What a week for Kyle Okposo, the Islanders' 2006 first-round draft pick. After scoring two goals this weekend for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, including a highlight-reel game-winner against Minnesota State, Okposo earned WCHA Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this year. He was also recently selected to the 2007 U.S. National Junior Team and will compete in the 2007 World Junior Championship held in Sweden and beginning on December 26.

 

Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (9-6-1, 5-4-1 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (16), Goals (3), Assists (10), Points (13), PIM (12)

Update: Rakhshani did not register a point in back-to-back losses to Colorado College over the weekend.

 

Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (17-1-2-0-6)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: GAA (1.94), SV% (.933)

Update: Ridderwall stopped 54 of 56 shots in two wins this weekend. He is now first in the league in save percentage and goals against average.

 

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: Harvard was off this week.

 

Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (13-5-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (5), Assists (5), Points (10) PIM (39)

Update: Sims picked up two assists in a 5-1 win over Troy Mattila's Chicago. Des Moines is in first place in the West Division.

 

Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (17-0-6-1-5)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth-round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29), Goals (8), Assists (8), Points (16), PIM (22)

Update: In one win and one loss, Volkov earned a goal and an assist. Ufat is currently third in the Russian Super League.

 

Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (8-3-3, 6-3-3 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. St. Cloud is currently ranked eighth in the country.

 


* 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 17-23

- November 10-16

- November 3-9

- Otober 27 - November 2

- October 20-26

 

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 10 8 2 0 27 26 16
2 TBL 10 6 3 1 34 26 13
3 NYI 9 6 3 0 35 31 12
4 DET 9 5 2 2 22 19 12
5 PIT 8 5 2 1 33 22 11
6 OTT 8 5 2 1 22 17 11
7 PHI 9 4 3 2 29 32 10
8 NYR 9 5 4 0 27 30 10
9 NJD 9 4 3 2 28 33 10
10 WSH 9 4 3 2 27 23 10
11 BOS 11 5 6 0 29 28 10
12 TOR 9 4 4 1 25 25 9
13 CBJ 9 4 5 0 25 30 8
14 FLA 7 2 2 3 10 16 7
15 BUF 10 2 8 0 11 33 4
16 CAR 8 0 6 2 15 33 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Nelson 9 6 6 4 12
J. Tavares 9 4 8 -2 12
K. Okposo 9 3 8 -3 11
F. Nielsen 9 4 4 4 8
J. Boychuk 9 2 6 5 8
R. Strome 9 0 7 5 7
M. Grabovski 6 3 3 4 6
N. Kulemin 9 1 5 3 6
N. Leddy 9 3 2 4 5
J. Bailey 7 2 2 2 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Johnson 3 0 0 .891 3.00
J. Halak 3 3 0 .889 3.51

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