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Islanders Prospect Report

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

Monday, 12.17.2012 / 10:42 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Islanders Prospect Report
Kichton leads Chiefs to dramatic win
Defenseman Brenden Kichton helped the Spokane Chiefs (Western Hockey League) overcome a four-goal deficit in the third period to beat the Seattle Thunderbirds on Dec. 14. With the Chiefs trailing 6-2, the Edmonton, AB native registered primary assists on three of the team’s four goals in the last 12 minutes of regulation, forcing overtime. After a scoreless extra period, the game went into the shootout, where Kichton netted the game-deciding goal in the third round. The Islanders fifth round (127th overall) selection in the 2011 NHL Draft posted assists in Spokane’s other two games last week, and ranks sixth in the WHL with 31 helpers this season.

Theoret finding the back of the net
Forward Mitchell Theoret scored in each of the Niagara IceDogs (Ontario Hockey League) three games last week, despite the absence of line mate and fellow Islanders prospect Ryan Strome, who was attending Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp. In a 3-2 win on Dec. 15 against the Sudbury Wolves, Theoret registered an assist in regulation before scoring the game-winning goal 2:30 into overtime. Theoret ranks fourth on the team and tied for ninth in the league with a plus-19 rating through 31 games.

Three prospects selected for WJC
Islanders prospects Ryan Strome and Griffin Reinhart have been selected to represent Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, while Ville Pokka has made the final cut for Team Finland.

The tournament, which runs from Dec. 26 – Jan. 5, will be the first for Reinhart, who has represented Canada twice in international competition, including the 2011 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. This will be Strome’s second appearance at the World Juniors. The center scored three goals and six assists in six games in last year’s tournament.

Pokka has represented Finland four other times internationally including the 2012 World Junior Tournament, where he registered one goal and three assists in seven games. He also played in the U-18 World Junior Championship in 2011 and 2012, and the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2011.

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Statistics as of Dec. 17, 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) 35 1 10 11 18
Kichton, Brenden D 5'10 185 6/18/92 (Edmonton, AB) Spokane (WHL) 33 9 31 40 14
Leduc, Loic D 6'6 199 6/14/94 (Mercier, QC) Cape Breton (QMJHL) 36 0 2 2 48
Pedan, Andrey D 6'4 204 7/3/93 (Kaunas, LTU) Guelph (OHL) 30 9 15 24 70
Pelech, Adam D 6'2 194 8/16/94 (Toronto, ON) Erie (OHL) 35 5 22 27 65
Reinhart, Griffin D 6'4 206 1/24/94 (N. Vancouver, BC) Edmonton (WHL) 31 4 10 14 12
Strome, Ryan C 6'0 183 7/11/93 (Mississauga, ON) Niagara (OHL) 32 22 40 62 37
Theoret, Mitchell C 6'1 210 6/8/93 (Montreal, QC) Niagara (OHL) 31 17 22 39 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) 18 11 6 17 25
Mayfield, Scott D 6'4 203 10/14/92 (St. Louis, MO) Denver (WCHA) 18 2 5 7 30
Russo, Robbie D 6'0 189 2/15/93 (Westmount, IL) Notre Dame (CCHA) 18 4 11 15 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) 24 4 4 8 4
Petrov, Kirill
RW 6'3 198 4/13/90 (Kazan, RUS) Ak-Bars Kazan (KHL) 30 7 4 11 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) 29 12 7 10 4 1.99 .918

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 9 6 5 0 11
K. Okposo 9 1 6 0 7
F. Nielsen 9 3 2 -1 5
B. Nelson 9 1 4 -4 5
T. Hickey 9 1 4 -4 5
A. Quine 9 1 4 0 5
S. Prince 9 3 1 1 4
R. Strome 6 1 3 3 4
N. Leddy 9 1 3 3 4
C. Clutterbuck 9 2 1 -1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 4 1 .930 2.34
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