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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: December 12

Wednesday, 12.12.2007 / 3:19 PM / News
By Jason Lockhart  - Website/Publications Coordinator
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: December 12

At the beginning of each week you can find out how the Islanders prospects situated throughout the globe have fared during the week.


Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Vasteras (14-7-3)
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (23), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (53)

Update:  Vasteras continued their successful start to the season with a pair of wins. They rank fourth in the league with 45 points.


Name: Brian Day
Position: Right Wing
Team: Colgate (7-7-2, ECACHL (1-3-2)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (171st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (8), Assists (5), Points (13), PIM (19)

Update: Colgate was off this week and returns to action on Friday, December 28 at Wisconsin in the Badger Showdown.


Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Edmonton (12-17-2-3)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (26), Goals (13), Assists (12), Points (25), PIM (30)

Update: Figren returned from injury on Thursday to record a goal and an assist in a 6-3 loss to Regina. He earned the Second Star of the Game in the losing effort. Figren leads Edmonton in goals (13) and points (25). He will represent Sweden at the World Junior Championship later this month in the Czech Republic.


Name: Max Gratchev
Position: Left Wing
Team: Rimouski (13-23-1-0)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 fourth-round draft pick (106th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (3), Assists (5), Points (8), PIM (16)

Update: Gratchev is out with an injury.


Name: Jason Gregoire
Position: Left Wing
Team: Lincoln (9-12-2)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (23), Goals (9), Assists (17), Points (26), PIM (23)

Update: On Friday Gregoire earned a power play assist in a 3-1 win against fellow NYI prospect Blake Kessel's Waterloo.


Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (10-5-0, ECACHL (6-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (14), Goals (3), Assists (6), Points (9), PIM (0)

Update: Clarkson did not play this week and returns to action on December 28 in Florida against Maine in the Florida College Classic.


Name: Jesse Joensuu   
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (7-20-4)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (9), Assists (9), Points (18)

Update: Joensuu recorded an assist in Assat's only goal this week in two games. Joensuu ranks third on the team in points with 18.


Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo - Allsvenskan (17-5-3), J20 (10-12-3)
League: Allsvenskan, J20 (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Allsvenskan: Games Played (19), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (22), 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 (17-15-0-0)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 third-round draft pick (62nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20), Goals (0), Assists (11), Points (11), PIM (22)

Update: Katic set-up two goals in Sarnia's 7-5 loss to Erie on Friday. He leads the team with a +6 rating.


Name: Blake Kessel
Position: Defenseman
Team: Waterloo (11-6-4)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 sixth-round draft pick (166th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20) Goals (8), Assists (6), Points (14), PIM (8)

Update: Kessel compiled a goal and an assist during a 1-2 week for Waterloo


Name: Simon Lacroix
Position: Defenseman
Team: Shawinigan (15-16-0-2)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 seventh round draft pick (196th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (4), Assists (12), Points (16), PIM (33)

Update: Lacroix posted a goal and an assist in a 2-1 week for Shawinigan.


Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (17-14-1-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (11), Assists (11), Points (22), PIM (28)

Update: Marcinko picked up two assists during an 0-3 week for Barrie. Marcinko is attending the Slovakian Junior National Team camp and will find out next week if he will skate in his second World Junior Championship.


Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (10-5-0, ECACHL 6-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (15), Goals (0), Assists (2), Points (2), PIM (0)

Update: Clarkson did not play this week and returns to action on December 28 in Florida against Maine in the Florida College Classic.


Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (9-8-1, 5-7-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (7), Assists (4), Points (11), PIM (0)

Update: Minnesota split a weekend series with No. 7 ranked North Dakota. Okposo contributed a goal in Minnesota's 4-2 loss on Friday. Okposo will lead a talented American squad later this month at the World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic.


Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (12-4-0, 9-3-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (7), Assists (7), Points (14), PIM (24)

Update: The Pioneers picked up a pair of 3-2 victories over rival St. Cloud, thanks largely in part to Rakhshani. The California-native scored four goals on the weekend, including a hat trick in Saturday's win. Rakhshani is second on No. 4 Denver in points (14) and tied for second in goals (7). Rakhshani will join Okposo on the American squad headed to the World Juniors later this month.


Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens - Elite (11-11-6)
League: Elite League
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: Elite: Record (2-2-1), GAA (2.65), SV% (.901)

Update: Ridderwall made 25 saves in a 3-3 tie with Mora on Thursday. The young Swede was recently named to the Swedish National Team playing in the World Junior Championship.




Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (6-3-2), 5-3-1 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (11), Goals (2), Assists (4), Points (6), PIM (8)

Update: Rogers registered an assist in Harvad's 4-2 loss to RPI last Tuesday.



Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Ohio State (5-12-1, CCHA (2-8-0)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (16), Goals (0), Assists (3), Points (3), PIM (16)

Update: Sims picked up his first collegiate two-point game with two assists in Ohio State's 5-4 loss to St. Lawrence on Saturday.



Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (26-1-2-1-5)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (11), Assists (5), Points (16), PIM (8)

Update: Volkov recorded the first goal in Ufa's 5-3 win over Novgorod on Saturday.



Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (7-7-2, 3-6-1 WCHA)   
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (6-7-0), GAA (2.19), SV% (.928)

Update: After beginning the season 7-2-3, St. Cloud has dropped their past five games. Weslosky lost two games this week against Denver, with fellow Islanders prospects scoring four of the Pioneers' six 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.).

* 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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 20 14 4 2 72 46 30
3 NYI 21 15 6 0 69 57 30
4 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
5 DET 21 11 5 5 59 52 27
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 20 9 7 4 55 54 22
9 NYR 20 9 7 4 57 58 22
10 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
11 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
12 FLA 19 7 6 6 41 51 20
13 PHI 20 8 9 3 57 61 19
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 20 6 12 2 49 72 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 21 8 12 -4 20
B. Nelson 21 10 9 5 19
K. Okposo 21 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 21 4 11 9 15
J. Boychuk 20 2 11 7 13
F. Nielsen 21 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 21 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 21 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 18 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 13 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 10 4 0 .922 2.23
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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