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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: January 14

Monday, 01.14.2008 / 8:55 PM / News
By Jason Lockhart  - Website/Publications Coordinator
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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: January 14

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 (19-10-3)
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (0), Assists (2), Points (2), PIM (90)

Update:  Axelsson has been a key part of Vasteras' third best defense in the league. Vasteras has allowed only 73 goals in 32 games.


Name: Brian Day
Position: Right Wing
Team: Colgate (8-9-3, ECACHL (2-4-2)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (171st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (8), Assists (6), Points (14), PIM (19)

Update: Day contributed an assist in Colgate's 4-0 win over RPI on Saturday.


Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Edmonton (15-22-3-6)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (28), Goals (15), Assists (12), Points (27), PIM (38)

Update: Figren returned from the 2008 World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic and tallied a goal in each of his team's two losses this weekend.


Name: Max Gratchev
Position: Left Wing
Team: Rimouski (18-29-1-0)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 fourth-round draft pick (106th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (17), Goals (4), Assists (7), Points (11), PIM (22)

Update: Gratchev recently returned to the lineup after sitting out a significant portion of the season with an injury. The Russian native recorded two assists in Rimouski's 4-2 win over St. John's. On Saturday, Gratchev opened the scoring in Rimouski's 5-4 win over St. John's.


Name: Jason Gregoire
Position: Left Wing
Team: Lincoln (16-14-2)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29), Goals (14), Assists (21), Points (35), PIM (29)

Update: Gregoire was named to the USHL All-Star Game, which will be held on January 29 in Green Bay. Gregoire continued his productive play by tallying a pair of game-winning goals against Sioux City. Gregoire totaled three goals on the weekend.


Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (12-7-1, ECACHL 7-3-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (19), Goals (4), Assists (8), Points (12), PIM (0)

Update: Guthrie picked up an assist in Clarkson's 3-1 loss to Dartmouth on Friday. With a split last weekend, Clarkson dropped from 12th to 11th in the nation.

 
Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (8-26-5)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (39), Goals (12), Assists (9), Points (21)

Update: Joensuu scored the only goal in Assat's January 5th loss to SaiPa. Joensuu is tied for first on the team with 12 goals and second with 21 points.


Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo - Allsvenskan (21-6-5), J20 (11-12-4)
League: Allsvenskan, J20 (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Allsvenskan: Games Played (26), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (24), J20: GP (13), G (3), A (7), Pts. (10), PIM (14)

Update: Johansson's Malmo in the Junior League has recently begun its play in the preliminary playoff round..


Name: Mark Katic
Position: Defenseman
Team: Sarnia (23-17-1-0)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 third-round draft pick (62nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29), Goals (2), Assists (21), Points (23), PIM (22)

Update: Katic picked up an assist in each of Sarnia's two wins this weekend. He ranks second among the team's defense in assists and goals.


Name: Blake Kessel
Position: Defenseman
Team: Waterloo (16-9-5)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 sixth-round draft pick (166th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (29) Goals (11), Assists (17), Points (28), PIM (10)

Update: Kessel will join Jason Gregoire at the USHL All-Star Game on January 29. Kessel picked up three assists in a 1-0-1 weekend against Indiana. As a defenseman, Kessel is leading Waterloo in scoring.


Name: Simon Lacroix
Position: Defenseman
Team: Shawinigan (21-20-0-3)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 seventh round draft pick (196th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (42), Goals (5), Assists (19), Points (24), PIM (35)

Update: Lacroix totaled two assists in Shawinigan's 6-3 loss to Halifax on Saturday.

 
Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (19-21-2-2^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (24), Goals (13), Assists (12), Points (25), PIM (32)

Update: Marcinko earned Second Star Honors in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Brampton. The Slovak native tallied two goals in the losing effort.


Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (12-7-1, ECACHL 7-3-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (0), Assists (5), Points (5), PIM (0)

Update: Amazingly, Mason has yet to receive a penalty all season, having played in 18 of Clarkson's 20 games.


Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (17-5-0, 12-4-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (7), Assists (8), Points (15), PIM (26)

Update: Denver earned a split with Wisconsin. Rakhshani tallied an assist in Denver's 3-2 win on Friday.


Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens - Elite (15-16-6)
League: Elite League
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: Elite: Record (2-3-1), GAA (2.99), SV% (.890)

Update: In his latest start, Ridderwall surrendered five goals to MoDo in a 5-4 loss. Ridderwall picked up one win at the WJC – a 10-1 decision over Denmark.


Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (6-9-3), 5-6-2 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (18), Goals (2), Assists (9), Points (11), PIM (18)

Update: Rogers had an assist in each game this weekend. Unfortunately, Harvard could not get out of their funk, losing to Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Their winless streak has reached ten games (0-8-2).


Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Ohio State (7-15-2, CCHA 3-10-1)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (22), Goals (1), Assists (5), Points (6), PIM (20)


Update: Sims scored his first collegiate goal last Saturday in a 5-2 win over Alaska.


Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (29-2-1-3-6)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (35), Goals (13), Assists (5), Points (18), PIM (12)
Update: Ufa is securely in first place, 14 points ahead of the next best team.


Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (11-10-3, 6-8-2 WCHA)   
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (8-8-0), GAA (4.58), SV% (.922)

Update: Weslosky earned a 3-1 win over Minnesota on Friday, raising his win total to eight on the season.


* 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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M. Grabovski 4 2 1 3 3
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