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Islanders prospects three stars of the week

Nelson, Kichton and Pedan with solid performances this past week

Monday, 03.19.2012 / 2:16 PM ET / News
By Cory Wright
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Islanders prospects three stars of the week


First Star - Brock Nelson
Nelson scored the championship-winning goal as North Dakota continued an incredible season, bringing home their third straight Western Collegiate Hockey Associated title. Nelson was a force in the Fighting Sioux’s championship weekend, scoring four goals in three games, including two game-winners against St. Cloud State and Denver. The Islanders first-round pick in 2010 is North Dakota’s leading goal-scorer (27) and points leader (44), appearing in all 40 games. Nelson leads North Dakota into the NCAA’s Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship as the West Regional's No. 1 seed.

Second Star - Brenden Kichton
Kichton ended his regular season with six points (3g/3a) in three games last week. The Spruce Grove, Alta. native scored two goals and one assist in Thursday’s 6-3 win over Kamloops and notched an assist in Friday’s 4-3 loss to Seattle. On Saturday, Kichton scored the game-winning goal and added an assist as the Chiefs beat Tri-City 3-2. The Islanders fifth-round pick in last summer's draft finished the 2011-12 season as the Western Hockey Leauge’s highest-scoring defenseman with 74 points (15g/57a) in 71 games. Kichton’s fantastic season continues as Spokane faces Vancouver in the first round of the WHL playoffs.

Third Star - Andrey Pedan
Pedan picked up more assists last week as the Guelph Storm won all three of their games. Pedan had an assist in Wednesday’s 5-3 win over Erie and two in Friday’s 4-0 win against Owen Sound before going pointless in Saturday’s 3-1 rematch with Owen Sound. The Islanders third-round selection in 2011 finished the regular season with 40 points (10g/30a) in 63 games on the Guelph blueline. Like Nelson and Kichton, Pedan’s season continues as Guelph takes on Plymouth in the opening round of the OHL playoffs.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 8 6 5 2 11
K. Okposo 8 1 6 2 7
F. Nielsen 8 3 2 0 5
B. Nelson 8 1 4 -3 5
A. Quine 8 1 4 1 5
R. Strome 6 1 3 3 4
T. Hickey 8 1 3 -3 4
S. Prince 8 3 0 2 3
R. Pulock 4 1 2 -3 3
N. Leddy 8 0 3 2 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 3 0 .937 2.06
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