Stay connected to the New York Islanders prospects all season with our weekly prospect report. This week, read about Mitchell Vande Sompel's London debut, Mathew Barzal's return to Seattle and more.
Vande Sompel Makes His Debut with London:
Mitchell Vande Sompel made a good first impression on his new team, the London Knights. After being traded from the Oshawa Generals on Monday, Vande Sompel was in the Knights' lineup on Friday night, assisting on the game-winning goal in a 5-1 win over Saginaw.
Vande Sompel is among the top scoring defensemen in the OHL this season with 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists) in 40 games played. The Islanders' 2015 third-round pick currently leads all OHL defensemen with 17 goals.