Islanders Prospect Report

An in-depth look at the prospects in the New York Islanders system

Monday, 12.3.2012 / 2:44 PM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Islanders Prospect Report
An in-depth look at the prospects in the New York Islanders system
Niagara boys keep it going
The Niagara IceDogs (Ontario Hockey League) won only one of three games last week, but Islanders prospects Ryan Strome (three goals, five assists), Mitchell Theoret (three goals, three assists) and Jesse Graham (two assists) continued to produce. In a 6-2 loss Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Belleville Bulls, Theoret posted a goal and an assist, while Strome added a helper. On Friday, Nov. 30, Strome registered four points (one goal, three assists), Theoret lit the lamp twice (including the game-winning power play marker) and Graham earned an assist and a plus-3 rating in a 6-4 victory at the Mississauga Steelheads. The next night, in a 6-5 loss to the Brampton Batallion, Strome scored twice (adding an assist), while Theoret (two assists) and Graham (one assist) also found the score sheet.

Strome leads the OHL in assists (39), points (59) and plus-minus (plus-33), and is on a 14-game assist and point streak (11 goals, 27 assists, 38 points), dating back to Nov. 1. Theoret has points in 13 of the last 14 games (10 goals, 14 assists), and ranks fourth on the team with 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) this season.

Lee and Russo team up for Fighting Irish
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Central Collegiate Athletic Association) center Anders Lee and defenseman Robbie Russo each found the score sheet in last weekend’s sweep of Lake Superior State. Lee, coming off CCHA Postgame Offensive Player of the Week honors, scored the game’s first goal and Russo earned two power play helpers in a 3-2 win on Friday, Nov. 30. The Irish won the following night’s rematch 6-1, with another goal from Lee and an assist from Russo. Lee is tied for the conference lead with 10 goals and tied for third with 15 points. Russo is tied for first among CCHA defensemen in goals (four), assists (eight) and points (12).

Koskinen shuts the door
Goaltender Mikko Koskinen won all three of his starts for KalPa Kuopio (SM-liiga) last week, as the club moved to second place in the league standings. The Vantaa, FIN native stopped all 26 shots faced on Friday, Nov. 30 against Ilves Tampere, stopped 20-of-22 shots on Tuesday, Nov. 27 against HPK Hameenlinna, and 21-of-22 on Saturday, Dec. 1 against JYP Jyvaskyla. Koskinen leads the league with a 1.99 goals-against average (minimum 13 games) and is tied for the lead with four shutouts through 26 games.

Odds and ends
Defenseman Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs/Western Hockey League) recorded four assists in two games last week … Defenseman Adam Pelech (Erie Otters/Ontario Hockey League) posted three assists in three games last week … Defenseman Andrey Pedan (Guelph Storm/Ontario Hockey League) scored a goal and an assist in two games last week.

Statistics as of Dec. 3, 2012
CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2012-13 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Graham, Jesse D 5'11 170 5/13/94 (Oshawa, ON) Niagara (OHL) 30 1 7 8 14
Kichton, Brenden D 5'10 185 6/18/92 (Edmonton, AB) Spokane (WHL) 27 9 24 33 10
Leduc, Loic D 6'6 199 6/14/94 (Mercier, QC) Cape Breton (QMJHL) 30 0 2 2 40
Pedan, Andrey D 6'4 204 7/3/93 (Kaunas, LTU) Guelph (OHL) 25 9 13 22 58
Pelech, Adam D 6'2 194 8/16/94 (Toronto, ON) Erie (OHL) 29 4 20 24 53
Reinhart, Griffin D 6'4 206 1/24/94 (N. Vancouver, BC) Edmonton (WHL) 28 3 7 10 10
Strome, Ryan C 6'0 183 7/11/93 (Mississauga, ON) Niagara (OHL) 30 20 39 59 37
Theoret, Mitchell C 6'1 210 6/8/93 (Montreal, QC) Niagara (OHL) 26 14 18 32 7
 
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2012-13 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Lee, Anders C 6'3 227 7/3/90 (Edina, MN) Notre Dame (CCHA) 15 10 5 15 8
Mayfield, Scott D 6'4 203 10/14/92 (St. Louis, MO) Denver (WCHA) 14 1 4 5 22
Russo, Robbie D 6'0 189 2/15/93 (Westmount, IL) Notre Dame (CCHA) 15 4 8 12 22
 
EUROPE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2012-13 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Pokka, Ville D 6'0 206 6/3/94 (Tornio, FIN) Karpat (SM-liiga) 22 3 4 7 4
Petrov, Kirill
RW 6'3 198 4/13/90 (Kazan, RUS) Ak-Bars Kazan (KHL) 28 6 3 9 20
 
GOALTENDERS
GOALTENDER HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2012-13 TEAM GP W L OT SO GAA SV%
Koskinen, Mikko 6'6 205 7/18/88 (Vantaa, FIN) KalPa (SM-liiga) 26 12 6 8 4 1.99 .920

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 6 2 4 3 6
J. Bailey 6 2 3 2 5
N. Leddy 6 0 5 1 5
R. Strome 6 2 1 1 3
K. Okposo 6 2 1 1 3
C. Clutterbuck 6 2 1 2 3
B. Nelson 5 2 0 1 2
N. Kulemin 6 1 1 0 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
J. Boychuk 6 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 3 3 1 .926 2.34
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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