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Islanders Prospect Report: February 10, 2020

Nick Pastujov scores in Michigan's sweep against Wisconsin, Bode Wilde reassigned to Saginaw

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Felix Bibeau scored twice, including one power-play goal, in Chicoutimi's 7-5 loss to Shawinigan on Feb. 5.

The power-play goal was his first with his new club since being traded from Quebec in mid-December. Bibeau's eight-game point streak ended on Feb. 5 and was a season-high for the center. During the eight game stretch, Bibeau posted 17 points (5G, 12A). 

Through 19 games with Chicoutimi, the Isles' 2019 sixth rounder (178th overall) has six goals and 21 points. Through 50 games this whole season, Bibeau has a collective 56 points (23G, 33A). 

With the two goals against Shawinigan. Bibeau and Chicoutimi are ranked third overall in the QMJHL with 75 points and a record of 35-10-5. 


During the past week, Newkirk pieced together a three-game point streak with two goals and one assist during that span for the Portland Winterhawks. Newkirk scored a power-play goal on Feb. 4 in Portland's 7-6 loss to Spokane. The power-play marker was Newkirk's 12th of the season on the man-advantage. 

Newkirk scored his 25th goal of the season on Feb. 8 as the Winterhawks topped Kelowna 4-2. Through 49 games this season, the Isles' 2019 fifth rounder (147 overall) has 59 points on 25 goals and 34 assists. 

Portland is the first team to clinch playoffs in the WHL. Portland leads the WHL with 81 points and a record of 37-7-7. 


In the NCAA, Nick Pastujov and Michigan completed the series sweep over Wisconsin on Feb. 7 and 8. Pastjuov finished the weekend with two points, scoring one goal in Friday night's 8-4 win and adding an assist in Saturday night's 5-3 win. 

Tweet from @umichhockey: 🎥CLIP: Lucky 7!! Michigan scores a season high of 7��� goals! Courtesy of @Pasta_sauce9 🍝#GoBlue ������

The Isles' 2016 seventh rounder (193rd overall) scored his fifth power-play goal of the season. Through 28 games of his senior campaign, Pastujov has 14 points (7G, 7A). 

Pastujov and Michigan are ranked sixth in the BIG Ten conference with a conference record of 8-8-3. Michigan has an overall record of 13-12-3. 


The Islanders announced on Monday afternoon that Bode Wilde was reassigned from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) to the Saginaw Spirit (OHL). 

The Islanders' 2018 second-round pick (41st overall) had two assists in 20 games with the Sound Tigers after making his professional debut on Nov. 16. The defenseman's start to the season was delayed after suffering an offseason ankle injury that kept him sidelined during Islanders Training Camp.

Wilde played one season with the Spirit in 2018-19, recording 70 points (19G, 51A) in 62 games. Wilde finished third in scoring among defenseman in the OHL during the 2018-19 regular season and was a finalist for the OHL's Defenseman of the Year. 

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