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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: DECEMBER 22-28

Friday, 12.29.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: DECEMBER 22-28

Every Friday you can check back to newyorkislanders.com to get caught up on Islanders prospects. Ryan O'Marra (Canada), Kyle Okposo (USA), Tomas Marcinko (Slovakia) and Jesse Joensuu (Finland) are currently participating in the World Junior Championship in Sweden.


Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (8-0-3-0-20)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh-round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (30), Goals (1), Assists (4), Points (5), PIM (73)

Update: Arboga was off this week.

 

Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (12-1-6-0-15)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first-round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (16), Goals (6), Assists (7), Points (13), PIM (12)

Update: Bergenheim picked up one minor penalty in a 4-2 win over Modo on Wednesday.

 

Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (22-12-0-3)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (7), Assists (8), Points (15), PIM (32)

Update: Figren did not register a point in Calgary's one game this week.

 

Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (13-1-6-1-13)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (27), Goals (3), Assists (8), Points (8), PIM (39)

Update: Grebeshkov picked up three assists in three games 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 resumes play this week.

 

Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (9-20-4)
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's Finnish team is 1-1 so far at the World Junior Championship, having lost to Belarus and beaten the Czech Republic. Joensuu recorded an assist in the loss to Belarus.

 

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: Malmo did not play this week.

 

Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defenseman
Team: Brandon (18-13-2-5)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second-round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29), Goals (2), Assists (27), Points (29), PIM (49)

Update: Kohn took three minor penalties in a shootout loss to Saskatoon on Wednesday.

 

Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defenseman
Team: Moncton (25-13-0-1)^
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: In Moncton's win over Lewiston on Wednesday, MacDonald was a +1.

 

Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (26-8-0-1)^
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 has recorded one assist in losses to Germany and host Sweden at the World Junior Championship.

 

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: Chicago was off this week, but will be resuming play against Ohio on December 29. 

 

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: Canada is off to a perfect start at the World Junior Championship having knocked off Sweden and the United States. O'Marra tallied an assist against Sweden.

 

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: The United States is off to a 0-2 start at the WJC, next playing Slovakia on Saturday.

 

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: Harvard will resume play against Michigan State on December 29.

 

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: Des Moines was off this week.

 

Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (17-0-9-1-7)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth-round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (34), Goals (8), Assists (9), Points (16), PIM (32)

Update: Volkov picked up one assist and ten penalty minutes in three games.

 

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 will be resuming play this week against Union on December 29.

 


* 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.).

 

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