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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: OCTOBER 13-20

Saturday, 10.20.2007 / 7:29 PM / News
By Jason Lockhart  - Website/Publications Coordinator
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: OCTOBER 13-20

Welcome to a special Saturday Edition of NYI Weekly Prospect Watch. We'll get you caught up on all the action of this week's games, including Friday of the Islanders prospects situated throughout the globe. The College Hokey season has begun, with eight Islanders prospects hoping to lead their team to an NCAA Championship.



Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Vasteras (6-2-2)
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (41)

Update: Axelsson picked up no points or penalty minutes in Vasteras' two games this week – a loss and tie.


Name: Brian Day
Position: Right Wing
Team: Colgate (2-1-0, ECACHL (0-0-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (171st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (3), Goals (4), Assists (0), Points (4), PIM (0)

Update: Day had an impeccable start to his college hockey career. He recorded the game-winner in wins over Sacred Heart and Holy Cross last weekend. He added another goal in Colgate's 6-3 loss yesterday to 2007 NCAA Champion Michigan State.


Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Edmonton (4-5-0-1)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (4), Assists (3), Points (7), PIM (12)

Update: After sitting out the start of the season with a lower body injury, Figren now leads Edmonton in scoring with seven points in six games. Figren earned the Third Star of the Game in yesterday's 4-2 loss to Calgary. Figren scored a goal and added an assist against his former team.


Name: Max Gratchev
Position: Left Wing
Team: Rimouski (5-10-1-0)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 fourth-round draft pick (106th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (2), Assists (4), Points (6), PIM (14)

Update: Gratchev did not play in any games this week for Rimouski.


Name: Jason Gregoire
Position: Left Wing
Team: Lincoln (1-3-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (5, Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (11)

Update: Gregoire recorded an assist in each of his team's three losses this week. Despite a sub-.500 record on the season, Gregoire has a +2 rating, which is second on the team.


Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (2-1-0, ECACHL (0-0-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (3), Goals (1), Assists (0), Points (1), PIM (0)

Update: Guthrie tallied the game-winning goal in Clarkson's 2-0 win over Providence last Saturday. Clarkson returns to action tonight against St. Lawrence.


Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (4-9-2)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (15), Goals (3), Assists (1), Points (4)

Update: Joensuu recorded a goal in Assat's 4-3 win over TPS this weekend.


Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo Allsvenskan (7-3-1), J20 (5-5-1)
League: Allsvenskan, J20 (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Allsvenskan: Games Played (6), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (0), J20: GP (10), G (3), A (4), Pts. (7), PIM (14)

Update: Johansson went scoreless in two games this week in Allsvenskan and three in Malmo's J20 team.

Name: Mark Katic
Position: Defenseman
Team: Sarnia (6-7-0-0)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 third-round draft pick (62nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (3), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (7)



Update:
Katic returned to the lineup this weekend after missing the team's first 13 games with an injury he sustained at the Islanders Training Camp. In his first three games, Kartic has a +2 rating.


Name: Blake Kessel
Position: Defenseman
Team: Waterloo (2-2-0)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 sixth-round draft pick (166th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (5), Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (11)

Update: Kessel, brother to Phil, scored a power play goal in Waterloo's 3-1 victory over Green Bay on Sunday.


Name: Simon Lacroix
Position: Defenseman
Team: Shawinigan (5-5-0-2)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 seventh round draft pick (196th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (12)

Update: Lacroix went scoreless in Shawinigan's three games this week, picking up four penalty minutes in the process.


Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (5-5-1-0)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (9), Assists (3), Points (12), PIM (10)

Update: Marcinko continued his torrid start by scoring three goals and adding an assist in a 5-4 loss to Saginaw last Saturday. Despite his efforts, Marcinko earned no respect from the Saginaw media. He was excluded from the Three Stars of the Game. Marcinko's nine goals on the season are tied for fifth in the league.


Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (2-1-0, ECACHL 0-0-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (3), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (2)

Update: Mason helped limit the opposition to only four goals in the team's first three games.


Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (2-1-0, 0-0-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (3), Goals (1), Assists (2), Points (3), PIM (0)

Update: Okposo opened the season with a bang, tallying the game-winner and an assist in a 4-3 win over RPI. Okposo's power play tally came in the game's final two minutes.


Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (3-1-0, 0-0-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (2), Goals (0), Assists (2), Points (0), PIM (6)

Update: In Rakhshani's second game of the season, he set-up two goals, including the game-winner in yesterday's Denver's 3-1 win over Notre Dame.


Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (3-4-1)
League: Elite League, J20 (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: Elite: Record (1-0-0), GAA (1.00), SV% (.958) – J20: Rec. (1-0-0),  GAA (0.00), SV% (1.000)

Update: Ridderwall has been splitting time between the Elite League and the Under-20 Junior league. He's played in one game in both leagues and won both, allowing only one goal in the two games.


Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (0-0-0), 0-0-0 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (0), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (0)

Update: Harvard begins play on November 2, versus Clarkson.


Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Ohio State (2-1-0, CCHA (0-1-0)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (3), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (2)

Update: Sims played in his first three college hockey games this week, and helped lead OSU to a 2-1-0 start to their season.


Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (15-0-1-0-3)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (16), Goals (6), Assists (3), Points (9), PIM (8)

Update: Volkov set-up one goal in Ufa's three wins this week, maintaining their first place status.


Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (1-1-1, 0-1-0 WCHA)   
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft picl (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (1-1-0), GAA (1.00), SV% (.955)

Update: Weslosky has taken over the reigns as the No. 1 netminder. In his first two starts, he has allowed only two goals.



* 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 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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