NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5

Friday, 10.5.2007 / 7:16 PM ET / News
By Jason Lockhart  - Website/Publications Coordinator
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5

Welcome back to NYI Weekly Prospect Watch. Every Friday you can check back to newyorkislanders.com to get caught up on Islanders prospects situated throughout the globe.


Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Vasteras (4-1-1)
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (41)

Update: Axelsson returns to the Tier-1 Swedish league for his third year. After playing much of the 2006-07 with now defunct Arboga, Axelsson rejoins Vasteras after skating in five games with them last season.



Name: Max Gratchev
Position: Left Wing
Team: Rimouski (3-5-1-0)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 fourth round draft pick (106th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (3), Goals (1), Assists (0), Points (1), PIM (2)

Update: Gratchev had a strong Training Camp with the Islanders, and looks to build off his productive 2006-07 season with Rimouski, where he led the team in scoring.



Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (2-5-2)
League: SM-liga (FIN)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (9), Goals (2), Assists (1), Points (3)

Update: After setting career highs in goals, assists and points in the Finnish Elite League last season, Joensuu hopes to continue that improvement now in his fourth year at the pro level.



Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (6-0-1)
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (4), Goals (0), Assists (00), Points (0), PIM (0)

Update: After leading his Malmo Junior team in scoring the 2006-07 regular season, Johansson has made the jump to the pro level. Malmo is currently in first place in the HockeyAllsvenskan.



Name: Simon Lacroix
Position: Defenseman
Team: Shawinigan (4-2-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 seventh round draft pick (196th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (5), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (4)

Update: Lacroix had an outstanding rookie season with Shawinigan, leading the team's defense in scoring. This year, he tallied an assist in each of his first four games.



Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (1-3-0-0)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (3), Goals (1), Assists (0), Points (1), PIM (4)

Update: Marcinko was one of the top rookies on a very strong Barrie team last season. The Slovakian native built even more confidence after a strong Training Camp in Moncton, NB



Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (2-2-1)
League: Elite League (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: GAA (0.00), SV% (.000)

Update: Ridderwall was the best goaltender in his Junior League last year. Moving up to the Swedish Elite League, Ridderwall hopes to contribute as Djurgardens' backup netminder.



Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (10-0-1-0-2)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (3), Assists (2), Points (5), PIM (4)

Update: Volkov's Ufa is currently first in the Russian Super League. Last season, Volkov was 12-11-32 in 52 games.



* In the Russian Super League, 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.).




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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 2 1 2 1 3
R. Strome 2 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 2 2 0 2 2
K. Okposo 2 1 1 1 2
J. Tavares 2 0 2 1 2
C. Clutterbuck 2 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 2 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 2 0 1 0 1
L. Visnovsky 2 0 1 3 1
F. Nielsen 2 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 1 1 0 .917 2.52

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