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SOROKIN STARTS SEASON WITH TWO SHUTOUTS:
Five games into the KHL season and Ilya Sorokin already has two shutouts. Sorokin recorded his 50th and 51st career KHL shutouts - regular season and playoffs combined - after putting up a pair of clean sheets against SKA St. Petersburg and Admiral Vladivostok. Not a bad start for the Islanders' 2014 third-round pick (78th overall), who is playing in his fifth season in the KHL. Through five games of the 2019-20 season, Sorokin has registered a 3-1-1 recorded and logged a 1.15 goals-against average and a .953 save percentage.
BIBEAU NAMED REMPARTS CAPTAIN:
In the Q, Felix Bibeau was named the captain of the Quebec Remparts on Sept. 20. The Isles' 2019 sixth-round pick (178th overall) spent the last three seasons playing for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies where he won the coveted Memorial Cup this past May. Through his first two games of the 2019-20 season, the 20-year-old centerman has recorded two assists. The Remparts are 2-0-0 in their first two games of the season.
JENKINS AND COSKEY GET GOALS IN RETURN TO SAGINAW:
In the OHL, Blade Jenkins and Cole Coskey returned to the Saginaw Spirit on Sept. 19 after participating in Islanders Training Camp. In their two games of the 2019-20 regular season, Coskey has scored twice and Jenkins has scored once. Coskey, the Isles' 2019 seventh-round pick (209th overall) scored in back-to-back contests for the Spirit on Sept. 20 where Saginaw dropped 5-4 in overtime to Kitchener Rangers and on Sept. 21 where the Spirit lost 4-1 to the Flint Firebirds. Jenkins scored in the Spirit's overtime loss to the Rangers.
NEWKIRK BACK TO PORTLAND:
Through the first two games of the season, Reece Newkirk and the Portland Winterhawks are 2-0-0. The Isles' 2019 fifth-round pick (147th overall) registered an assist in his first game on Sept. 21 back with the Winterhawks after participating in the Islanders Training Camp.
SALO WITH TWO ASSISTS FOR SAIPA:
Through the first five games of the 2019-20 season defenseman Robin Salo and SaiPa of Liiga have posted a record of 2-3-0. In those give contests, the Isles' 2017 second-rounder (46th overall) has registered two assists.