Rookies Take Part in Scrimmage

Day 3 of Islanders Rookie Camp gave players a taste of game action

Sunday, 09.8.2013 / 1:43 PM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Rookies Take Part in Scrimmage
Day 3 of Islanders Rookie Camp gave players a taste of game action

All 31 players were on the ice for a long practice Sunday, highlighted by the first game action of Islanders Rookie Camp. The players participated in drills from 10-11 a.m., then split up for a 40-minute scrimmage. The intrasquad game was broken down into three segments: A 20-minute 5-on-5, followed by 10 minutes of alternating 5-on-4s and finally 10 minutes of 4-on-4 play. Because of the high number of defensemen at camp, most of the blueliners rotated onto forward lines.

The blue team scored the only two goals of the morning, as goaltenders Parker Milner and Ken Reiter combined to shut the door against the orange team. Matt Donovan tipped in the first goal, directing a centering feed over Anders Nilsson’s shoulder. Toward the end of the session, Mike Keenan’s shot from the left side hit traffic on its way into the net, giving the blue side a two-goal cushion.

Aaron Ness

Aaron Ness (Photo: New York Islanders)

On playing up front
"I think all of us were pretty lost. It’s been a while since any of us have played forward. It’s fun every once in a while to mix it up a bit. The forwards get to see what we go through, and we get to see what they go through. It was good to get back in scrimmage shape too."

On getting ready for Islanders Training Camp
"It’s an honor to go to any NHL camp. It’s going to be a big test for all of us. I think we’re all competing for spots. The play is going to be at a high level."

Anders Lee
On his summer
"Summer has been real good. I spent a lot of time at school (Notre Dame), finishing up classes. I’ve still got a couple more credits to finish up, but I’ll take care of that next summer. I’ve been doing a lot of hard training there as well, getting ready for the upcoming season."

On the difference between offseason training for professional hockey vs. college hockey
"You come into camp here in early September, and you’re expected to be in shape and ready to play some games. In the college season, you have six weeks from September to figure out yourself and find your hands. It moves things up a little bit, but that makes it all the more exciting. I’m looking forward to it."

On the long practices so far during rookie camp
"You’re going to have two hour practices anywhere you are at the beginning of the year, so that’s nothing new. The intensity level is up there, and it’s something you’ve got to adjust to, but you work all summer to be ready for this."

Blue Team
Skaters
18 Ryan Strome
27 Anders Lee
29 Brock Nelson
33 Andrey Pedan
43 Mike Halmo
46 Matt Donovan
48 Mike Dalhuisen
50 Adam Pelech
54 Greg Miller
57 Marc Cantin
58 Dallas Jackson
63 Loic Leduc
64 Joe Diamond
70 Mike Keenan

Goaltenders
30 Parker Milner
35 Ken Reiter

Orange Team
Skaters
6 Ryan Pulock
8 Griffin Reinhart
10 Alan Quine
24 Kyle Burroughs
28 Johan Sundstrom
42 Scott Mayfield
44 Calvin de Haan
55 Aaron Ness
56 John Persson
61 Riley Wetmore
62 Jesse Graham
71 Victor Crus Rydberg
72 Jason Clark
77 Kirill Kabanov

Goaltender
45 Anders Nilsson

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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