NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: FEBRUARY 2-8

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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: FEBRUARY 2-8

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: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defenseman
Team: Notre Dame (23-5-2, 17-3-2 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (30), Goals (0), Assists (14), Points (13), PIM (26)

Update: With the weekend sweep over Bowling Green, Notre Dame climbed the NCAA ranks to claim the No. 1 spot in the nation ahead of No. 2, New Hampshire and No. 3, Okposo's Minnesota Golden Gophers. O'Neill had an assist in Friday's win.

What the scouts are saying: "He's a big kid, who can do a lot of things and has a positive upside. When he's on his game, Notre Dame is a better hockey team. Consistency is a big part of his game. He's grown and matured against men at the college level."

- Toby O'Brien (Pro Scout)

 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (11-0-3-0-27)*
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 did not play in Arboga's loss this week.

 

Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (18-1-8-1-21)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first-round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (28), Goals (12), Assists (10), Points (22), PIM (64)

Update: Bergenheim did not register a point in Frolunda's 2-2 with Brynas this week.

 

Name: Brian Day
Position: Center
Team: Governor's Academy (10-10-1)
League: Independent School League
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (171st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (16), Assists (13), Points (29), PIM (12)

Update: The senior forward scored three goals to help lead Governor's Academy to a 4-1 win over Noble & Greenough on Wednesday.

 

Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (29-20-3-4)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (46), Goals (8), Assists (10), Points (18), PIM (42)

Update: The Hitmen went 2-1-1-0 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: Yaroslavl was off this week.

 

Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (17-7-4, ECACHL (9-4-3)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (25), Goals (6), Assists (17), Points (23), PIM (24)

Update: Guthrie had the primary assist on Clarkson's first goal in a 2-1 win over Colgate on Friday. Clarkson dropped Friday's game to conference rival Cornell.

 

Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (13-28-6)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second-round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (43), Goals (6), Assists (14), Points (20)

Update: Joensuu did not register a point in Assat's loss this week.


 
Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (5-0-2-0-3)!
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (0), Assists (2), Points (2), PIM (29)

Update: Johansson got back on the scoresheet, assisting on two goals in Malmo's 6-4 win over Hammarby.


 
Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defenseman
Team: Brandon (28-18-2-7)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second-round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (45), Goals (2), Assists (36), Points (38), PIM (63)

Update: Kohn set-up one goal in Brandon's 5-4 win over Swift Current last Friday.
 
 

Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defenseman
Team: Moncton (34-19-1-2)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (51), Goals (12), Assists (35), Points (47), PIM (65)

Update: MacDonald tallied two assists last Friday in a 6-4 win over Saint John. He then notched a goal in a 7-3 loss to Cape Breton on Tuesday.

 

Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (36-14-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (43), Goals (16), Assists (14), Points (30), PIM (44)

Update: Marcinko helped Barrie clinch a spot in the playoffs by recording a hat trick and earning First Star of the Game honors in an 8-2 win over Sudbury on Thursday.

 

Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (17-7-4, ECACHL 9-4-3)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth-round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (28), Goals (1), Assists (9), Points (10), PIM (44)

Update: Mason picked up one minor penalty in a 1-1 weekend for Clarkson.
 


Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Springfield (20-23-4)
League: NAHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh-round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (1), Goals (2), Assists (0), Points (2), PIM (2)

Update: In his first game with his new Springfield team of the North American Hockey League fighting for a playoff berth, Mattila earned First Star of the Game honors after recording two goals, including the game-winner in a 4-1 victory over Wichita Falls.
 


Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw (30-19-0-2)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 first-round draft pick (15th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (16), Assists (14), Points (30), PIM (59)

Update: O'Marra contributed a goal and an assist and was a +4 in a 9-0 thumping over his former Erie Otters team.
 


Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (23-5-3, 14-4-3 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first-round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (27), Goals (17), Assists (16), Points (33), PIM (26)

Update: Okposo returned to his spot atop Minnesota's leader board with a four point weekend against Alaska-Anchorage. Okposo scored a goal and added two assists on Friday and set-up one goal on Saturday. 

 

Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (20-10-2, 12-8-2 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (32), Goals (8), Assists (22), Points (32), PIM (30)

Update: Rakhshani had a four-point weekend with Denver that earned a split with Minnesota-Duluth. The California-native earned one goal in the Pioneers' 5-2 win on Friday and did all he could to help on Saturday by tallying two goals and an assist, but Denver fell 6-4. Rakhshani is third on the team in points and first in assists.

 

Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (5-2-1)!
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: Ridderwall did not play in any games this week for Djurgardens.

 

Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (9-13-1, 7-9-1 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (23), Goals (4), Assists (10), Points (14), PIM (16)

Update: Harvard went 2-1 this week, knocking off Union and RPI, but falling to Boston College in the opening round of the Beanpot. Rogers had an assist in the win over RPI.

 

Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (20-11-5)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (35), Goals (7), Assists (10), Points (17), PIM (91)

Update: Sims scored the first goal in a 4-1 win over Tri-City last 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: Ufa was off 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 did not play this week.
 
 
* 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 26-February 1

- 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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