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Islanders Prospect Report: February 3, 2020

Ilya Sorokin named KHL goalie of the month, Ruslan Iskhakov posts four-point week

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Ruslan Iskhakov recorded four points (2G, 2A) to help the University of Connecticut Huskies sweep New Hampshire over the weekend. Iskhakov scored and registered an assist in both contests that each had a 7-4 final. This past weekend marked the first time this season Iskhakov recorded back-to-back, multi-point games.

Through 25 games through his sophomore season, the Isles' 2018 second-rounder (43rd overall) has nine goals and 20 points. UConn is tied for fourth with UMass Lowell, Providence, and Maine in Hockey East Standings with 18 points and a conference record of 8-7-2. 

Tweet from @UConnMHOC: UConn GOALLLLLL!!!!!! Huskies strike first, Iskhakov with the pretty redirect from Evans. #IceBus up 1-0 early


Ilya Sorokin was named the KHL Goaltender of the Month of January as announced by the league on Monday morning. Sorokin was 6-1-1 through the month of January with a .941 save percentage, a 1.37 goals against average and two shutouts. Sorokin's shutouts came in consecutive games, and lasted a total of 174:47, the longest of any goalie in January.  

The Isles' 2014 third-rounder (78th overall) has a total record of 23-8-3, a 1.51 GAA and a .935 SV%. Sorokin and CSKA Moscow are ranked first overall in the KHL with a record of 40-11-4. 

Sorokin represented CSKA at the KHL All-Star Game on Jan. 23 and sported special pads that were decorated by children at a pediatric institute to raise money for Vilen Prokofyev, a young Kazakh goaltender who was battling Ewing's Sarcoma. Unfortunately, Prokofyev passed away on Monday at the age of 18. 

Tweet from @khl_eng: 24-year-old Ilya Sorokin of CSKA was named KHL Goaltender of the Month.


Collin Adams scored his eighth goal of the season for the University of North Dakota on Feb. 1 as the Fighting Hawks swept Colorado College in their weekend series. Adams scored as North Dakota topped CC 8-1 to close out the series. 

Through 27 games in his junior season, Adams has 23 points (8G, 15A), all career-highs. North Dakota is ranked first overall in the NCAA with a record of 21-3-3. 

Tweet from @UNDinsider: Collin Adams makes it 2������!#UNDproud @UNDmhockey


Anatoly Golyshev scored twice, including the overtime winner, as Avtmobolist defeated Dinamo 6-5 on Jan. 30. Golyshev's OT goal was his first of the season and his third game-winning goal this year. The Isles' 2016 fourth-rounder (95th overall) has 23 points (11G, 12A) this season through 35 games this season. 

Golyshev and Avtmobolist are ranked eighth overall in the KHL with 70 points and a record of 31-16-8. 

Tweet from @OHLHockey: 9������9������ goals in his #OHL career and not too many like this one 🚨@NYIslanders prospect @coskey_cole winds up behind his own net shorthanded and skates through the opposition, giving @SpiritHockey an early lead on home ice.


Cole Coskey had a three-point night (1G, 2A) for Saginaw on Feb. 1 in the Spirit's 6-3 win over Erie. The Isles' 2019 seventh-rounder (209th overall) scored one shorthanded goal and had two assists to receive the second star of the game honors. The goal was Coskey's 99th in the OHL.

Through 49 games this season, Coskey has 63 points (27G, 36A) and is second among the Spirit's leaderboard for points and assists. Coskey and Saginaw lead the OHL's West Division with 66 points (31-14-4). 

(Top image credit: Stephen Slade | UConn)

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