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Islanders Prospect Report

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

Monday, 12.03.2012 / 2:44 PM / 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 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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