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Bellows goes back to work for BU, Devon Toews, Ilya Sorokin and Anatoli Golyshev named All-Stars

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Stay connected to the New York Islanders prospects all season with our weekly prospect report. This week, read about a World Junior Champion, an AHL All-Star, David Quenneville and Ilya Sorokin. Check back on Tuesday for our weekly update on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. 

Mitchell Vande Sompel Traded To London Knights: 

Mitchell Vande Sompel, the Islanders 2015 3rd round pick, was traded from the Oshawa Generals to the London Knights on Monday evening. Vande Sompel, who won a Memorial Cup with Oshawa in 2015, had 158 points (44G, 114A) in 188 games with the Generals. The London, ON, native has 37 points (17G, 20A) in 37 games this season. 

Devon Toews Named To AHL All-Star Classic: 

Per The Sound Tigers

The American Hockey League announced today defenseman Devon Toews has been selected to represent the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, which will be held Jan. 29-30 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Penn.

In his first professional season, Toews leads the Sound Tigers with 18 assists and ranks second on the club with 22 points in 33 games. The 22-year-old is fourth among all AHL rookies in helpers and is ninth among league defensemen in points. He recorded his first career goal and multi-point game (one goal, one assist) on November 4th against the Hartford Wolf Pack, and notched a career-high four assists on November 29th against the Albany Devils.

Bellows Back To Work For BU:

Three days after winning a gold medal with Team USA at the World Junior Hockey Championships, Kieffer Bellows was back on the ice for Boston University. Bellows recorded an assist in BU's 5-3 win over UMass in an outdoor game at Fenway Park. The Islanders 2016 first-round pick (19th overall) has seven points (4G, 3A) in 16 games. 

"My all-around game has really improved at BU," Bellows said. "Coach [David] Quinn, [Albie] O'Connell and [Scott] Young are great coaches and they help you round out every part of your game. I think I'm getting a lot stronger with the off-ice training and it's an unbelievable experience playing college hockey."

Ilya Sorokin Records 20th Win, Named KHL All-Star:

Ilya Sorokin won his 20th game of the season on Thursday, recording 20 saves in a 2-0 shutout over Dinamo Riga. Sorokin is 20-5-5 this season with a 1.54 goals-against average - fourth in the KHL - a .930 save percentage and five shutouts. The Islanders' 2014 3rd round pick (78th overall) is 5-0-1 in his last six games. 

Sorokin and Islanders 2016 4th round pick Anatoli Golyshev were named the KHL All-Star Game, which is happening on Jan. 21 and 22. Sorokin will represent the Tarasov Division, while Golyshev will represent the Kharlamov Division. 

David Quenneville Breaks Leg, Halts Career Year: 

David Quenneville's career-year is being put on pause, as the defenseman is out four-to-six weeks with a fractured tibia. 

Quenneville, the Islanders 2016 7th round pick (200th overall), is leading WHL defensemen in goals (20) and points (48) this season. The Edmonton, AB, native had his eight-game point streak snapped because of the injury. Medicine Hat currently leads the WHL's Central Division with a 29-12-1 record, thanks in part to Quenneville. 

Mavericks Score Five Unanswered Goals in Comeback Win:

Missouri Mavericks: 13-16-1-4 - 31 points; 6th in Mountain Division; 11th in Western Conference
The Missouri Mavericks went 1-1-0 in two games last week, splitting a back-to-back set with the Wichita Thunder. The Mavericks staged an enormous comeback on Friday night, battling back from a 4-0 deficit to win 5-4 in overtime. The win snapped the Mavs three-game losing streak. Missouri staged an unsuccessful comeback on Saturday night, falling behind 3-0 and getting as close as 3-2 in a 4-2 loss. 

Dane Fox leads the Mavs in assists (16) and points (27) and his 11 goals are tied with Rocco Carzo and Sam Povorozniouk. 

CHL

PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Mathew Barzal
13
2
17
19
8
David Quenneville
38
20
28
48
31
Mitchell Vande Sompel
37
17
20
37
35
Parker Wotherspoon
41
6
33
39
62
 
NCAA
PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Kieffer Bellows
16
4
3
7
34
Jake Bischoff
18
2
14
16
10
Taylor Cammarata
15
1
5
6
10
Nick Pastujov
17
0
1
1
8
Doyle Somerby
16
0
2
2
18
 
EUROPE
PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Anatoli Golyshev
39
4
8
12
30
Petter Hansson
21
0
1
1
2
Otto Koivula
29
6
10
16
6
 
USHL
PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Collin Adams
28
17
14
31
32
Andong Song
26
0
0
0
2
 
GOALIES
PLAYER
GP
W
L
OT
GAA
SV%

Linus Soderstrom
10
7
3
0
1.57
.938
Ilya Sorokin
31
20
5
5
1.54
.930
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