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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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