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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: NOVEMBER 19

Monday, 11.19.2007 / 6:26 PM / News
By Jason Lockhart  - Website/Publications Coordinator
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: NOVEMBER 19

Each Monday you can find out how the Islanders prospects situated throughout the globe have fared during the week.

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Vasteras (10-5-3)
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (17), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (49)

Update:  Vasteras continues to be one of the best teams in the league, ranking fourth among 16 teams.


Name: Brian Day
Position: Right Wing
Team: Colgate (4-6-2, ECACHL (1-3-2)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (171st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (11), Goals (7), Assists (1), Points (8), PIM (19)

Update: Despite his team's early struggles, Day has continued to produce, leading the team in goals with seven. He earned his first assist in a 3-3 tie with Dartmouth on Friday.


Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Edmonton (9-12-1-3)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (11), Assists (8), Points (19), PIM (28)

Update: Despite picking up no wins over the past five games, Figren has done his part, chipping in with four goals and an assist. Figren leads the team with 19 points.


Name: Max Gratchev
Position: Left Wing
Team: Rimouski (10-17-1-0)^
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 is still recovering from an injury.


Name: Jason Gregoire
Position: Left Wing
Team: Lincoln (5-8-2)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (15), Goals (7), Assists (12), Points (19), PIM (15)

Update: Gregoire recorded four assists in Lincoln's 0-1-1 weekend. Gregoire earned Third Star of the Game honors after totaling three assists in a 6-5 shootout loss to Sioux City on Friday. He leads the team with 19 points.


Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (9-3-0, ECACHL (6-1-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (11), Goals (2), Assists (5), Points (7), PIM (0)

Update: Guthrie tallied a goal and an assist in a 6-2 win over Princeton on 11/10/07. Clarkson moved up the rankings after a sweep of Yale and Brown. They now sit seventh in the country and first in the ECAC with a 6-1-0 record in conference play.


Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (5-15-3)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (23), Goals (5), Assists (2), Points (7)

Update: Joensuu went scoreless in two losses this week.


Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo - Allsvenskan (12-4-2), J20 (8-10-2)
League: Allsvenskan, J20 (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Allsvenskan: Games Played (12), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (18), J20: GP (13), G (3), A (7), Pts. (10), PIM (14)

Update: Johansson went scoreless in two games this week with Malmo of Allsvenskan.


Name: Mark Katic
Position: Defenseman
Team: Sarnia (10-8-0-0)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 third-round draft pick (62nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (13), Goals (0), Assists (8), Points (8), PIM (11)

Update: Katic is starting to find chemistry with projected 2008 NHL Draft first-round pick Steven Stamkos. The two teamed up for two goals last weekend.

What the scouts are saying: "Mark has returned from injury and found himself playing a lot of quality minutes and in a lot of key situations. Although he's not putting up a lot of points, he is playing very solid hockey at both ends of the ice."
- Ryan Jankowski
  Assistant GM/Director of Amateur Scouting



Name: Blake Kessel
Position: Defenseman
Team: Waterloo (9-3-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 sixth-round draft pick (166th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12) Goals (4), Assists (3), Points (7), PIM (4)

Update: After representing the United States at the World Junior A Challenge in British Columbia, Kessel was the First Star in Waterloo's 4-1 win over Tri-City on Friday, with two goals and one assist


Name: Simon Lacroix
Position: Defenseman
Team: Shawinigan (11-12-0-2)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 seventh round draft pick (196th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (23), Goals (1), Assists (9), Points (10), PIM (27)

Update: Lacroix earned two assists this week.


Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (14-9-1-0)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (15), Goals (11), Assists (6), Points (17), PIM (14)
Update: Marcinko is still out with an injury.


Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (9-3-0, ECACHL 6-1-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12), Goals (0), Assists (2), Points (2), PIM (0)

Update: Mason earned two assists against Princeton on 11/10/07.


Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (7-5-0, 3-5-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12), Goals (5), Assists (2), Points (7), PIM (0)

Update: Okposo tallied a goal in each of Minnesota's games this week against Alaska-Anchorage. The Golden Gophers earned a split, but have been playing better. After starting the season 0-4-0 in conference play, they are now 3-5-0 on the season against WCHA foes.


Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (8-2-0, 5-1-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (8), Goals (2), Assists (7), Points (9), PIM (14)

Update: Rakhshani picked up an assist in Denver's 7-0 win against Minnesota State on Saturday. The Pioneers moved up to the third spot in the national rankings after sweeping Minnesota State.


Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens - Elite (8-8-4)
League: Elite League, J20 (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: Elite: Record (2-2-0), GAA (2.53), SV% (.912)

Update: Ridderwall picked up the loss in a 5-4 decision against Frolunda on Tuesday.


Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (4-2-0), 4-2-0 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (4)

Update: After a sub-.500 season in 2006-07, the Crimson are off to a fine start at 4-2-0 and the 19th rank in the nation. Rogers is tied for second on the team with three assists.


Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Ohio State (2-9-1, CCHA (0-6-0)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (6)

Update: Sims earned his first point of the season on an assist in a 5-5 tie against Robert Morris on Friday.


Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (21-0-1-1-4)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (24), Goals (7), Assists (4), Points (10), PIM (8)

Update: Volkov scored a goal in Ufa's 3-0 week.


Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (6-2-2, 3-2-1 WCHA)   
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (5-2-0), GAA (1.72), SV% (.936)

Update: Weslosky increased his win total to five with a pair of victories over Michigan Tech on 11/9/07 and 11/10/07. He allowed only three goals on the weekend.


* 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.).

* 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.).


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