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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: DECEMBER 29 JANUARY 4

Friday, 01.05.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: DECEMBER 29 JANUARY 4

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) finished playing at World Junior Championship in Sweden this week. O'Marra's Canada brought home to gold, while Okposo's United States grabbed the bronze.

Player Spotlight

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 captured their third consecutive gold at the World Junior Championships by defeating Russia 4-2. O'Marra tallied an assist on Canada's first goal. O'Marra now has two WJC gold medals.

What the scouts say: "Ryan had a very good tournament. He had a great assist in the final game on the first goal. Ryan played on a line with playmaker Jonathan Toews and Tommy Pyatt, which was one of the most complete lines for the Canadian team. He played hard throughout the tournament, and is going to look good in an Islanders jersey in the future."

Ryan Jankowski
Assistant General Manager/Director of Amateur Scouting

 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (9-0-3-0-20)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh-round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (1), Assists (4), Points (5), PIM (75)

Update: Arboga won their only game this week, a 5-2 win over Huddinge. Axelsson took a minor penalty in the win.

 

Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (12-1-6-0-17)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first-round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (6), Assists (8), Points (14), PIM (16)

Update: Bergenheim picked up an assist in a 2-1 loss to Mora on Tuesday.

 

Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (23-13-0-3)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (33), Goals (7), Assists (8), Points (15), PIM (36)

Update: Figren was held scoreless in a win and a loss this week by Calgary.

 

Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (14-1-6-1-13)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (28), Goals (3), Assists (9), Points (12), PIM (41)

Update: Grebeshkov tallied an assist in Yaroslavl's one game this week.

 

Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (13-5-1, ECACHL (5-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (18), Goals (5), Assists (12), Points (17), PIM (20)

Update: Guthrie totaled three assists against in a 6-2 win over reigning NCAA champion Wisconsin. He followed that up with the game-winner on Saturday against Lake Superior.

 

Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (10-21-5)
League: Extraliga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second-round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (32), Goals (6), Assists (11), Points (17)

Update: The Finnish team placed sixth at the WJC. Joensuu tallied a goal and an assist in the tournament.

 

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 (20-14-2-5)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second-round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (32), Goals (2), Assists (29), Points (31), PIM (49)

Update: Kohn earned an assist last Friday in a 3-2 shootout win over Red Deer. He added another assist the following night in a 4-2 win against Robin Figren's Calgary Hitmen.

 

Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defenseman
Team: Moncton (27-14-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (37), Goals (9), Assists (29), Points (38), PIM (53)

Update: MacDonald tallied two assists in a 5-4 shootout win over Acadie-Bathurst on Saturday. He then earned First Star of the Game honors by scoring a goal in a 5-3 win over Acadie-Bathurst on Wednesday.

 

Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (28-9-0-1)^
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: Slovakia won their final game of the tournament, defeating Belarus 9-0 in the relegation round. Marcinko compiled three assists in the game, finishing with one goal and three assists in the tournament.

 

Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (13-5-1, ECACHL 5-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth-round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (19), Goals (0), Assists (7), Points (7), PIM (32)

Update: Mason earned three assists in the 6-2 win over Wisconsin last Friday. Clarkson is on a seven-game win streak, and is currently ranked ninth in the country.

 

Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Chicago (5-20-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh-round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (4), Assists (5), Points (9), PIM (8)

Update: In Chicago's only win this week (3-0 over Ohio), Mattila netted the game-winner.

 


Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defenseman
Team: Notre Dame (16-3-1, 9-2-1 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20), Goals (0), Assists (10), Points (10), PIM (20)

Update: O'Neill picked up one assist over the weekend, in a two-game sweep of Northern Michigan.

 

Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (17-1-3, 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 captured the bronze medal at the WJC. Okposo had a strong tournament playing on one of the top two lines. Minnesota's unbeaten streak is alive and well at 20.

 

Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (14-6-2, 8-4-2 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20), Goals (3), Assists (15), Points (18), PIM (14)

Update: Rakhshani continues to add to his assist total by notching three last weekend in wins over Mercyhurst and UMass Lowell.

 

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 (5-10-0), 3-7-0 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (15), Goals (4), Assists (8), Points (12), PIM (10)

Update: Rogers tallied two assists last weekend.

 

Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (15-8-2)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (24), Goals (5), Assists (6), Points (11) PIM (53)

Update: Des Moines went 1-1-1 on the week and Sims picked up no points and six penalty minutes in that stretch.

 

Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (18-0-9-1-7)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth-round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (35), Goals (9), Assists (9), Points (18), PIM (34)

Update: Volkov tallied the game-winning goal in a 4-3 win over SKA last week.

 

Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (12-3-3, 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 won the Sheraton/TD Banknorth tournament by defeating Union and Vermont. Weslosky did not play.

 

* 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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- December 15-21

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- November 17-23

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- November 3-9

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R. Strome 6 0 6 3 6
N. Leddy 6 3 1 3 4
F. Nielsen 6 0 4 2 4
M. Grabovski 4 2 1 3 3
J. Bailey 6 2 1 2 3
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