NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: JANUARY 26 - FEBRUARY 1

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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: JANUARY 26 - FEBRUARY 1

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.


PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Brian Day
Position: Center
Team: Governor's Academy
League: Independent School League
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (171st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (19), Goals (13), Assists (13), Points (26), PIM (10)

Update: Day scored two goals, including the game-winner in a 3-2 victory over St. Paul's School on Wednesday. Day leads his team in goals, assists and points, playing in his final season at the prep school level.

What the scouts say: "Brian is a very good athlete and doesn't just play hockey, he's also the quarterback of his football team. He'll be going to Colgate next year, where I suspect he's going to be effective at killing penalties because he has good defensive instincts. It also helps that he's good on faceoffs. Even though Brian's not an extremely big kid, he competes hard. "

Chris O'Sullivan
Pro Scout (Boston Area)

 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (11-0-3-0-26)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh-round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (38), Goals (1), Assists (5), Points (6), PIM (85)

Update: Axelsson recorded an assist in an 8-1 loss to Vaxjo on Wednesday.

 

Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (18-1-7-1-21)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first-round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (27), Goals (12), Assists (10), Points (22), PIM (64)

Update: Bergenheim notched a hat trick and added an assist in an 8-3 win over Malmo last Saturday. The Finnish native is sixth on Frolunda in goals and points.

 

Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (27-19-2-4)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (42), Goals (8), Assists (10), Points (18), PIM (42)

Update: The Hitmen went 2-1-0-0 on the week, but Figren did not record a point.

 

Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (20-2-6-1-16)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (38), Goals (6), Assists (8), Points (14), PIM (63)

Update: Grebeshkov picked up four penalty minutes last week when Yaroslavl earned three wins.

 

Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (16-6-4, ECACHL (8-3-3)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (23), Goals (6), Assists (16), Points (22), PIM (24)

Update: The sophomore forward played a pivotal part in Clarkson's 4-2 win over conference rival Harvard on Saturday. Guthrie scored a goal and added two assists in the game. He also notched an assist in a 4-4 tie with Dartmouth the previous night. The Golden Nights are in third in the ECACHL and ranked eighth in the country.

 

Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (13-27-6)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second-round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (42), Goals (6), Assists (14), Points (20)

Update: Joensuu tallied an assist in a 4-0 win over JYP on Thursday.

 

Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (4-0-2-0-2)!
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (4), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (29)

Update: Johansson did not register any points in three games this week with Malmo.

 

Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defenseman
Team: Brandon (27-17-2-7)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second-round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (43), Goals (2), Assists (35), Points (37), PIM (63)

Update: Kohn set-up one goal in Brandon's 4-2 win over Figren's Hitmen last Friday. He was then named the Third Star of the Game on Sunday when Brandon defeated Kootenay 3-0. In the game, Kohn recorded one assist.
 
 
 
Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defenseman
Team: Moncton (33-18-1-2)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (49), Goals (11), Assists (33), Points (44), PIM (65)

Update: MacDonald earned two assists in a week where Moncton went 1-3. They still sit in second place, five points behind top-ranked Lewiston.

 

Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (35-13-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (40), Goals (13), Assists (13), Points (26), PIM (42)

Update: Marcinko scored his 13th goal of the season on Thursday against Oshawa.

 

Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (16-6-4, ECACHL 8-3-3)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth-round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (1), Assists (9), Points (10), PIM (42)

Update: Mason tallied an assist in Clarkson's 4-2 win over Harvard on Saturday.
 


Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Chicago (6-27-2)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh-round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (34), Goals (4), Assists (5), Points (9), PIM (12)

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


Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw (29-18-0-2)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 first-round draft pick (15th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29), Goals (15), Assists (13), Points (28), PIM (55)

Update: O'Marra was named First Star of the Game after scoring two goals, including the game-winner to help defeat the Oshawa Generals last Friday 5-4. He added a goal and an assist another 5-4 win the following day against Windsor.
 


Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defenseman
Team: Notre Dame (21-5-2, 15-3-2 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (28), Goals (0), Assists (13), Points (13), PIM (26)

Update: Top CCHA team Notre Dame picked up a win and a tie against the second-ranked CCHA team the Miami RedHawks. O'Neill picked up an assist in the 2-2 tie last Saturday.
 
 

Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (21-5-3, 12-4-3 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first-round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (25), Goals (16), Assists (13), Points (29), PIM (26)

Update: Despite two losses to North Dakota, Okposo contributed four assists on the weekend. Okposo leads the team with 16 goals and is second in points with 29.
 


Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (19-9-2, 11-7-2 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (30), Goals (5), Assists (21), Points (26), PIM (30)

Update: Rakhshani's Pioneers earned a split with No. 4 ranked St. Cloud State. Rakhshani had one assist on the weekend.

 

Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (4-1-1)!
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), GAA (1.38), SV% (.950)

Update: In their only game this week, Ridderwall and Djugardens were shutout 2-0 by Mora.

 

Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (7-12-1, 5-9-1 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20), Goals (4), Assists (9), Points (13), PIM (16)

Update: Rogers did not register a point a loss and tie this weekend by Harvard.

 

Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (18-11-5)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (33), Goals (6), Assists (10), Points (16), PIM (91)

Update: The Islanders' fifth-round pick tallied two assist in Des Moines' 5-3 loss to Indiana on Saturday.

 

Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (24-0-10-1-9)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth-round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (44), Goals (10), Assists (10), Points (20), PIM (36)

Update: Volkov did not record any points in two games this week.

 

Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (17-5-4, 11-5-4 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: St. Cloud earned a split with Rakhshani's Denver Pioneers, but Weslosky did not play.
 
 
 
* 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 19-25

- 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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