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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: JANUARY 12-18

Friday, 01.19.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: JANUARY 12-18

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Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (10-0-3-0-23)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh-round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (35), Goals (1), Assists (4), Points (5), PIM (81)

Update: Axelsson compiled two penalty minutes in a 3-1 loss to Oskarshamn on Sunday. Arboga is ranked 13th out of 16 teams.


 
Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (14-1-7-1-19)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first-round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (22), Goals (7), Assists (9), Points (16), PIM (30)

Update: Bergenheim did not register a point in two games this week. Frolunda is currently eighth out of 12 teams in the Swedish Elite League.


 
Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (24-17-2-3)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (36), Goals (8), Assists (9), Points (17), PIM (38)

Update: Despite being seven games over .500, Calgary is fourth in the strong central division. Figren did not tally a point this week.


 
Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (15-1-6-1-16)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (32), Goals (4), Assists (8), Points (12), PIM (59)

Update: Grebeshkov scored the second goal in a 4-1 win over Novosibirsk on Thursday. Yaroslavl is tenth out of 19 teams in the Russian Super League.


 
Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (13-5-3, ECACHL (5-2-2)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (20), Goals (5), Assists (12), Points (17), PIM (20)

Update: Clarkson extended their unbeaten streak to nine games and is tied for fourth in the ECACHL and ranked tenth in the country. Guthrie did not register any points in ties against Colgate and Cornell.


 
Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (12-23-6)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second-round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (37), Goals (6), Assists (13), Points (19)

Update: Joensuu earned the primary assist on Assat's second goal against Blues on Thursday. Assat went on to win 4-1. Assat remains near the bottom of the SM-Liiga standings.


 
Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (2-1-0)!
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (1), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (27)

Update: Johansson did not play in Malmo's game last week.


 
Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defenseman
Team: Brandon (23-15-2-6)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second-round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (37), Goals (2), Assists (33), Points (35), PIM (55)

Update: Kohn picked up three assists in Brandon's 6-4 loss to Prince Albert last Friday. Brandon remains in first place in the East Division.
 
 
 
Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defenseman
Team: Moncton (30-15-1-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (42), Goals (11), Assists (31), Points (42), PIM (57)

Update: MacDonald helped Moncton earn wins this week over Shawnigian and Halifax. The Nova Scotia native tallied an assist against Shawnigian and the game-winning goal against Halifax. MacDonald is second on the team in assists with 31 and third in points with 42. Moncton is third in the QMJHL.
 


Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (41-11-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (34), Goals (12), Assists (13), Points (25), PIM (36)

Update: Marcinko scored the lone Barrie goal in a 2-1 loss to Kitchener last Friday. Barrie is in first place in the East Division.
 


Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (13-5-3, ECACHL 5-2-2)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth-round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (0), Assists (7), Points (7), PIM (35)

Update: Mason and the Clarkson defense allowed only two goals in two games last weekend.
 


Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Chicago (5-25-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh-round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (4), Assists (5), Points (9), PIM (10)

Update: Mattila did not record a point in two Chicago losses this week.

 

Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw (26-15-0-2)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 first-round draft pick (15th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (23), Goals (12), Assists (8), Points (20), PIM (45)

Update: O'Marra was recently selected to represent Saginaw in the OHL All-Star Game.
 


Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defenseman
Team: Notre Dame (19-4-1, 13-2-1 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (24), Goals (0), Assists (12), Points (12), PIM (24)

Update: O'Neill tallied two assists in a weekend sweep of Lake Superior. Notre Dame is first in the CCHA and ranked third in the country.
 
 

Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (20-2-3, 12-1-3 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first-round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (15), Assists (9), Points (24), PIM (20)

Update: Minnesota's unbeaten streak finally came to an end when they fell to defending NCAA champion Wisconsin last Friday. Minnesota salvaged a split on Saturday and is still first in the WCHA and in the nation. Okposo recorded no points on the weekend.

 

Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (17-7-2, 9-5-2 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (5), Assists (20), Points (25), PIM (24)

Update: Rakhshani helped Denver pick up a pair of wins over Niagara with a goal in their 2-1 victory Friday and an assist in the 5-2 win on Saturday. Rakhshani is now tied for ninth in the league in scoring among freshman. Denver is tied for second in the WCHA with Colorado College and St. Cloud, and is ranked fifth in the nation.
 


Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (1-0-1)!
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: GAA (.093), SV% (.973)

Update: Djurgardens has moved onto to the Elite 8 in the Junior division. Ridderwall won his first game by the score of 2-1 in overtime. 
 


Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (7-10-0, 5-7-0 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (17), Goals (4), Assists (9), Points (13), PIM (14)

Update: Harvard did not play this week. They resume play on January 26.


 
Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (17-9-4)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29), Goals (6), Assists (8), Points

Update: Sims was recently selected to represent Des Moines at the 2007 USHL All-Star game to be played on January 30 in Waterloo, Iowa. The New York native is second on the team in points among defensemen, with 14.
 


Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (20-0-9-1-9)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth-round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (39), Goals (10), Assists (9), Points (19), PIM (34)

Update: Volkov scored the game-winning goal in a 4-2 win over Grebeshkov's Yaroslavl on Tuesday. Ufa is tied for fifth in the Russian Super League.


 
Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (14-4-4, 8-4-4WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (4-0-0), GAA (1.00), SV% (.961)

Update: St. Cloud is second in the WCHA with Denver and Colorado College, and is ranked sixth in the country.
 
 
 
* In the Russian Super League and the Swedish Pro Leagues, 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.).

! The Swedish junior leagues have begun a round-robin tournament to determine which eight teams advance to the playoffs.
 

Previous NYI Future Watches:

- January 5-11

- December 29-January 4

- Decmber 22-28

- December 15-21

- 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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 PIT 19 13 4 2 69 44 28
4 NYI 20 14 6 0 68 57 28
5 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
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B. Nelson 20 10 9 5 19
K. Okposo 20 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 20 4 11 9 15
J. Boychuk 19 2 11 7 13
F. Nielsen 20 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 20 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 20 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 17 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 12 3 4 5 7
 
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C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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