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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: DECEMBER 8-14

Friday, 12.15.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: DECEMBER 8-14

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: 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 is currently tied for first on the team with nine points. Harvard resumes play on December 16.

What the scouts say: "Dougie's got above average hockey sense and is very poised with the puck. He brings strong scoring instincts to a Harvard team deep lacking in offensive depth, and is being used in important situations such as on the power play or late in a game with the team down. As a freshman, he's been playing a more prominent role due to his skill level."

Chris O'Sullivan
Pro/Am Scout (Boston Area)

 


Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (6-0-3-0-18)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh-round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (67)

Update: In three games this week, Axelsson compiled six penalty minutes. He leads the team with 67 PIM,

 

Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (10-1-6-0-14)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first-round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (13), Goals (5), Assists (7), Points (12), PIM (10)

Update: Bergenheim recorded three assists in a 4-1 win over Malmo on Monday.

 

Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (21-11-0-3)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (30), Goals (7), Assists (8), Points (15), PIM (28)

Update: Figren played in only one game this week and was held scoreless.

 

Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (12-1-5-0-12)*
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 skate in the one Yaroslavl game this week.

 

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 was off this week and does not play again until December 29.

 

Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (9-19-4)
League: Extraliga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second-round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (32), Goals (6), Assists (11), Points (17)

Update: Assat had a successful week going 2-0-1, but Joensuu did not tally any points in the three games.

 

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 (27), Goals (8), Assists (17), Points (25), PIM (46)

Update: Johansson was recently selected to Sweden's Junior National team, participating in the 2007 World Junior Championship.

 

Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defenseman
Team: Brandon (17-13-2-3)^
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 did not play in any games this week because he was participating in the Canadian Junior Selection Camp.

 

Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defenseman
Team: Moncton (23-12-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (8), Assists (27), Points (35), PIM (45)

Update: Moncton won both their games this week, with MacDonald contributing an assist in a 6-3 win over St. John last Friday.

 

Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (24-7-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (11), Assists (13), Points (24), PIM (36)

Update: Marcinko was named this week to the Slovakian Junior National Team that will participate in the 2007 World Junior Championship held later this month. Back in the OHL, Marcinko scored the game-tying goal in an eventual 2-1 Barrie shootout win over Plymouth on Saturday.

 

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: Clarkson was off this week and does not play again until December 29.

 

Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Chicago (3-16-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh-round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20), Goals (3), Assists (4), Points (7), PIM (2)

Update: Chicago was shutout in back-to-back games this week by Tri-City. 

 

Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw (21-9-0-2)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 first-round draft pick (15th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20), Goals (11), Assists (8), Points (19), PIM (39)

Update: O'Marra was recently selected to the Canadian Junior National team that will look to win its third consecutive World Junior Championship when they travel to Sweden at the end of December. This is O'Marra's second consecutive appearance at the tournament. Before traveling to the Canadian Junior team selection camp, O'Marra tallied a goal in a 6-2 victory over Sault. Ste. Marie last Friday.

 

Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defenseman
Team: Notre Dame (14-3-1, 9-2-1 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (0), Assists (9), Points (9), PIM (20)

Update: Notre Dame continues to roll as it knocked off national powerhouse Michigan twice last weekend. The Fighting Irish are now ranked fourth in the country and are in second place in the CCHA standings. O'Neill chipped in with two assists in Friday's 7-3 win. You can find an article on O'Neill at the USHL website by clicking here. http://www.ushl.com/news/story.cfm?id=119

 

Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (15-1-3, 9-0-3 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first-round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (15), Assists (8), Points (23), PIM (14)

Update: Minnesota extended its nation-best unbeaten streak to 18 games with two wins over Michigan Tech. Okposo was once again a catalyst scoring two goals an one assists in Friday's 4-1 win and one goal in Saturday's 5-2 victory. Okposo now leads the team in goals and points.

 

Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (10-6-2, 6-4-2 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (3), Assists (12), Points (15), PIM (14)

Update: Rakhshani tallied two assists in Denver's 5-1 win over Minnesota on Saturday.

 

Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (18-1-3-0-6)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: GAA (1.93), SV% (.934)

Update: Ridderwall helped Djurgardens tie Frolunda 2-2 on Sunday by stopping 36 of 38 shots.

 

Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (14-5-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (19), Goals (5), Assists (6), Points (11) PIM (47)

Update: Sims picked up an assist in a 6-4 win over Omaha on Saturday. In a penalty-filled game, Sims picked up four minor penalties.

 

Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (17-0-7-1-5)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth-round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (30), Goals (8), Assists (8), Points (16), PIM (22)

Update: Volkov did not earn a point in Ufa's tie this week.

 

Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (10-3-3, 6-3-3 WCHA) 
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (3-0-0), GAA (1.00), SV% (.963)

Update: Weslosky hasn't played many games this year for No. 6 ranked St. Cloud, but when he has played he's been nearly perfect. On Friday, Weslosky stopped 26 of 27 shots for his third win in three starts for the Huskies. St. Cloud currently holds the third longest unbeaten streak in the country, having not lost in their last 11 games.

 


* 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:

- December 1-7

- 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 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 33 19 11 3 114 98 41
7 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
8 NYR 30 16 10 4 92 81 36
9 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
10 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
13 PHI 32 12 14 6 88 96 30
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 33 13 18 2 63 105 28
16 CAR 32 9 19 4 68 91 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 33 13 15 -5 28
K. Okposo 33 7 21 -3 28
B. Nelson 33 14 13 6 27
R. Strome 33 6 15 12 21
F. Nielsen 33 6 11 1 17
N. Leddy 33 5 10 8 15
J. Boychuk 23 2 12 7 14
N. Kulemin 33 6 7 -2 13
M. Grabovski 30 5 7 3 12
T. Hickey 32 2 9 2 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 18 6 0 .919 2.24
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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