NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: April 2-8
Welcome to the fourth installment of the NYI Weekly Prospect Watch playoff edition. Three Islanders prospects have begun their second-round series with the WHL's Dustin Kohn (Brandon) taking on Calgary's Robin Figren, and Tomas Marcinko's Barrie playing in the OHL playoffs.
Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (Trails Brandon 2-0 in Conference Semifinals)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (9), Goals (1), Assists (2), Points (3), PIM (4)
Update: After knocking off Kootenay in dramatic fashion in a 3-2 overtime thriller, the Hitmen are through two games in their Conference Semifinal with No. 1 Brandon. They trail the Wheat Kings 2-0 in the series following back-to-back one-goal losses, including one in overtime.
Name: Dustin Kohn
Team: Brandon (Leads Calgary 2-0 in Conference Semifinals)
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second-round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (7), Goals (0), Assists (8), Points (8), PIM (14)
Update: Brandon won a couple of close games -- 4-3 in OT and 3-2 - to take a 2-0 lead in their series over Calgary. Kohn tallied an assist in Brandon's 3-2 win on Saturday. He is second in the league in scoring among defensemen with eight points.
Name: Andrew MacDonald
Team: Moncton (4-3 series loss to Halifax in the opening round)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (7), Goals (1), Assists (5), Points (6), PIM (4)
Update: Moncton ended their season in double overtime in Game Seven of their opening round series against No. 6 Halifax.
Name: Tomas Marcinko
Team: Barrie (Trails Sudbury 2-0 in the Conference Semifinals)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (4)
Update: Barrie has fallen behind 2-0
Name: Shane Sims
Team: Des Moines (29-18-9)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (57), Goals (10), Assists (19), Points (29), PIM (133)
Update: Des Moines was officially eliminated from the playoffs this weekend, now trailing Lincoln and Sioux Falls, who sit in the final playoff spots, by six points with two games remaining.
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