NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: DECEMBER 15-21

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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: DECEMBER 15-21

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: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (10-2-6-3-11)*
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 did not play in any games this week because he was participating in the Swedish Junior National Team selection camp. Unfortunately, Johansson did not make the final cut.

What the scouts say:  "Despite being one of the point leaders on the Malmo Jr. team, Kim has had an average first half. He has not played as well as I've seen him in the past, probably due to the hand surgery he had this summer. For a big kid, he can skate well and has good puck skills. But I'm still expecting a little bit more from him. Hopefully, the hand surgery will not be a problem much longer."

Anders Kallur
Swedish Scout

 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (7-0-3-0-20)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh-round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29), Goals (1), Assists (4), Points (5), PIM (71)

Update: Axelsson earned a power play assist in Arboga's lone win this week, a 4-3 victory over Nybro on Sunday.

 

Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (11-1-6-0-15)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first-round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (15), Goals (6), Assists (7), Points (13), PIM (10)

Update: On Thursday against Lulea, Bergenheim tied the game at three on the power play, but Lulea went on to win by the score of 6-3.

 

Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (22-11-0-3)^
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 did not play in the one Calgary game this week.

 

Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (12-1-6-0-12)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (24), Goals (3), Assists (5), Points (8), PIM (37)

Update: Grebeshkov was held scoreless in a 1-1 tie against Cherepovets.

 

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: Joensuu was recently selected to the Finnish Junior National Team competing in the World Junior Championship later this week.

 

Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defenseman
Team: Brandon (18-13-2-4)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second-round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (28), Goals (2), Assists (27), Points (29), PIM (43)

Update: In a 5-4 shootout loss to Regina on Saturday, Kohn recorded an assist and was a +1.

 

Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defenseman
Team: Moncton (24-13-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (33), Goals (8), Assists (27), Points (35), PIM (47)

Update: Moncton went 1-1 in games this week, with MacDonald being held without a point.

 

Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (25-8-0-1)^
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 did not play in the OHL this week because he was training with the Junior National Team for the World Juniors later this week.

 

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 (4-17-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh-round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (22), Goals (3), Assists (5), Points (8), PIM (4)

Update: Mattila tallied an assist in a 3-2 win over Green Bay on Saturday. 

 

Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw (22-11-0-2)^
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 training for the World Juniors with the Canadian Junior National Team.

 

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 returns to action on December 30.

 

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 next plays on December 29 against Alabama-Huntsville.

 

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 and Denver face-off against Mercyhurst on December 29.

 

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: Djurgardens was off this week.

 

Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (4-9-0), 3-7-0 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (13), Goals (3), Assists (7), Points (10), PIM (10)

Update: Rogers recorded the game-winning goal against Dartmouth in 3-2 win on Saturday.

 

Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (14-7-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (5), Assists (6), Points (11) PIM (47)

Update: Sims was held without a point in losses to Sioux City and Waterloo.

 

Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (17-0-7-1-6)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth-round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (8), Assists (8), Points (16), PIM (22)

Update: Volkov did not earn a point in Ufa's loss 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: St. Cloud was off this week and plays again on December 29 against Union.

 


* 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 8-14

- 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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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
 
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E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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