NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: OCTOBER 6-12

Friday, 10.12.2007 / 10:25 PM ET / News
By Jason Lockhart  - Website/Publications Coordinator
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: OCTOBER 6-12

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.


PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (4-4-0-0)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (7), Goals (6), Assists (2), Points (8), PIM (8)

Update: Marcinko had a breakout week for Barrie, leading them to a 2-1-0 record. The young Slovak posted four goals, including the game-winner in Barrie's 5-1 win over Owen Sound on Monday.

What the scouts are saying:
"I went to see him recently, and he scored a goal on a real good net drive. That's what we talked to him about, using his body to get to the net.

"Tomas has seen a lot of different situation this season, and can't ask for any more, given the opportunity he is getting. He's not only the team's No. 1 center, but has been given great responsibility as he continues to develop as a player. He sees penalty kill and power play time, and plays while the team is up or down a goal late in the game. This is great development for him given that he his only 19-years old. So far he has made the most of it."

- Ryan Jankowski
  Assistant GM/Director of Amateur Scouting



Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Vasteras (6-1-1)
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (8), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (41)

Update: Axelsson has played enforcer on Vasteras this season, leading the team with 41 penalty minutes. Vasteras had a good week going 2-0-0 to move into a tie for second place.



Name: Max Gratchev
Position: Left Wing
Team: Rimouski (4-8-1-0)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 fourth round draft pick (106th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (9), Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (14)

Update: Rimouski has had a rough start to the season, landing near the bottom of the QMJHL standings. Rimouski was 1-2-0 this week. Gratchev did not record a point in the three games.



Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (3-6-2)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (11), Goals (2), Assists (1), Points (3)

Update: Assat was 1-1 this week, while Joensuu went scoreless.



Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo Allsvenskan (6-1-1), J20 (5-3-1)
League: Allsvenskan, J20 (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Allsvenskan: Games Played (4), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (0), J20: Games Played (7), Goals (3), Assists (4), Points (7), PIM (12)

Update: Johansson is splitting time between the pro-level and the junior ranks. On his junior team he is tied for third in assists and points.



Name: Simon Lacroix
Position: Defenseman
Team: Shawinigan (4-4-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 seventh round draft pick (196th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (7), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (8)

Update: Lacroix went scoreless in Shawinigan's lone game this week, a 4-1 loss to Gatineau.



Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (3-4-1)
League: Elite League (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: Record (1-0-0), GAA (1.00), SV% (.958)

Update: Ridderwall played in his first game of the season, capturing a 2-1 win over Brynas on Thursday. The Swedish netminder made 24 saves in the win.



Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (12-0-1-0-3)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (13), Goals (6), Assists (2), Points (8), PIM (4)

Update: Volkov picked up three goals this week as Ufa won two games and lost one. The Russian forward scored two goals in Ufa's 7-0 win over Novokuznetsk on Sunday.



* 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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 75 34 40 -1 74
R. Strome 74 15 31 19 46
K. Okposo 53 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 74 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 75 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 69 23 16 14 39
J. Bailey 63 15 23 6 38
J. Boychuk 65 8 25 10 33
T. Hamonic 65 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 71 10 19 16 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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