NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: JANUARY 19-25

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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: JANUARY 19-25

Every Friday you can check back to newyorkislanders.com to get caught up on all of your Islanders prospects. You'll also find insights from Islanders scouts situated throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.


Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (17-10-5)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (6), Assists (8), Points (14), PIM (72)

Update: Sims did not register a point in either's of Des Moines' games this week.

What the scouts are saying: "Despite his hat trick earlier this season, Shane is more of a stay-at-home defenseman. His biggest asset is the way he competes. He's a pretty tough kid. Shane looks like a guy who's going to be a competitor with a hard-nosed game."

Ken Morrow
Director of Pro Scouting

 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (11-0-3-0-24)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh-round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (36), Goals (1), Assists (4), Points (5), PIM (81)

Update: Axelsson registered no points in a win and a loss for Arboga this week.


 
Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (17-1-7-1-19)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first-round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (24), Goals (9), Assists (9), Points (18), PIM (64)

Update: Bergenheim scored two goals, including the game winner, in a 5-2 win over Lulea on Tuesday.


 
Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (25-18-2-4)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (39), Goals (8), Assists (10), Points (18), PIM (38)

Update: The Swede picked up an assist and was a +1 in a 4-3 loss to Swift Current on Sunday. Figren leads all Hitmen rookies in goals, assists and points.

 
 
Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (18-1-6-1-16)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (35), Goals (6), Assists (8), Points (14), PIM (59)

Update: Grebeshkov scored a goal in a 4-2 win last Saturday and a 3-0 win on Tuesday.


 
Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (15-6-3, ECACHL (7-3-2)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (21), Goals (5), Assists (13), Points (18), PIM (24)

Update: The sophomore forward notched an assist in a 6-2 win over St. Lawrence on Tuesday. Guthrie is tied for second on the team in assists.


 
Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (12-25-6)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second-round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (39), Goals (6), Assists (13), Points (19)

Update: Joensuu did not register a point in two games for Assat.


 
Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (3-0-1-0-1)!
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 two games last week.


 
Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defenseman
Team: Brandon (25-17-2-6)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second-round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (41), Goals (2), Assists (33), Points (35), PIM (63)

Update: Kohn picked up eight penalty minutes in four games. He is second in the league in assists and tied for eights in points among defensemen.
 
 
 
Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defenseman
Team: Moncton (32-15-1-2)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (45), Goals (11), Assists (31), Points (42), PIM (59)

Update: In three games this week, MacDonald went scoreless. Moncton moved up to second place with a five point week.

 

Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (32-12-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (36), Goals (12), Assists (13), Points (25), PIM (36)

Update: Marcinko did record a point in two games for the first place Colts.

 

Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (15-6-3, ECACHL 7-3-2)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth-round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (24), Goals (1), Assists (8), Points (9), PIM (38)

Update: Known more for his defensive prowess, Mason chipped in with an assist on Friday in a 4-1 win over Rensselaer and a goal on Tuesday in a 6-2 win over St. Lawrence. Clarkson is ranked tenth in the country overall and has the 11th best defense.
 


Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Chicago (6-26-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh-round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (33), Goals (4), Assists (5), Points (9), PIM (10)

Update: Mattila did not register a point in either Chicago game this week.


 
Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw (27-17-0-2)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 first-round draft pick (15th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (12), Assists (11), Points (23), PIM (49)

Update: O'Marra was recently selected to represent Saginaw in the OHL All-Star Game. He collected two assists in a 4-3 loss to Barrie on Saturday and added an assist the next day in a loss to Owen Sound.
 

 
Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defenseman
Team: Notre Dame (20-5-1, 14-3-1 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (0), Assists (12), Points (12), PIM (26)

Update: O'Neill went scoreless in a split over the weekend against Western Michigan. O'Neill is tied for fifth on the team in assists.
 

 
Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (21-3-3, 12-2-3 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first-round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (23), Goals (16), Assists (9), Points (25), PIM (26)

Update: Minnesota loss their second game in as many weeks after a weekend split with Denver. Okposo scored Minnesota's first goal in Saturday's 5-4 win.


 
Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (18-8-2, 10-6-2 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (28), Goals (5), Assists (20), Points (25), PIM (26)

Update: Rakhshani's Pioneers earned a split with the No. 1 ranked Golden Gophers.

 

Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (4-0-1)!
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: GAA (1.23), SV% (.957)

Update: Ridderwall shutout Timra in Djurgardens' second game of the Elite 8 in the Junior Division.  He followed that up with a 6-2 win over Brynas and a 5-2 win over Linkopings.

 

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: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (22-0-10-1-9)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth-round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (39), Goals (10), Assists (10), Points (20), PIM (36)

Update: Ufa moved into fourth place with a five point week. Volkov earned an assist on Thursday in a 3-1 win over CSKA.


 
Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (16-4-4, 10-4-4 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (5-0-0), GAA (1.80), SV% (.928)

Update: Weslosky picked up his fifth straight win in a 6-5 victory over conference rival Minnesota-Duluth last Saturday.
 
 

* 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 12-18

- 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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STATS

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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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