Skip to main content
The Official Site of the New York Islanders

Islanders Prospect Report

Mitchell Vande Sompel makes a good first impression on the London Knights

by Kelsey Smith NYIslanders / New York Islanders

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.

Barzal Returns to Seattle After WJC:

Following a silver medal performance at the World Juniors, Mathew Barzal returned to the Seattle Thunderbirds with consecutive multi-point games. In his first game back, Barzal earned third star honors in a 4-3 overtime win against the Everett Silvertips picking up a goal as well as an assist on the OT-winner. The Islanders' 2015 first-round pick recorded two assists in Sunday's matchup against the Spokane Chiefs.

In 15 games this season with Seattle, Barzal has 3 goals and 20 assists.

Adams Third in USHL Scoring:

Collin Adams and the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL split a weekend road series against the Madison Capitals. Adams had three assists in the pair of games, keeping up his point-per-game pace. The Islanders' 2016 sixth-round pick had two assists in a 5-4 losing effort for the Lumberjacks but responded the following night with an assist on the game-winning goal.

Adams sits third in USHL scoring with 34 points (17 goals, 17 assists) in 30 games played this season.

Minnesota and Boston University Round-Up:

Jake Bischoff and Taylor Cammarata helped No. 9 Minnesota swept Michigan this weekend by scores of 5-2 and 4-2. Bischoff had one assist for the Gophers in two games played while Cammarata had two blocked shots in the one game he appeared in. 

The No. 5 Boston University Terriers, including Islanders' draft picks Kieffer Bellows and Doyle Somerby, notched a 2-1 win over conference rival No. 8 Boston College on Friday.

Mavericks Fall in Back-to-Back Road Games:

Missouri Mavericks: 13-17-2-4; 6th in Mountain Division; 11th in Western Conference

The Mavericks dropped a pair of games on the road this weekend, losing 7-5 to the Wichita Thunder in a high-scoring meeting on Saturday, but picked up a point i na 4-3 overtime loss against the Allen Americans on Sunday.

The Mavs staged a bit of a comeback in Saturday's game, climbing out of a 3-0 deficit to tie the score 5-5, but Wichita pulled away with two late goals. 

Missouri fell to Allen on Sunday, outshooting the Americans 46-30 in the game.

Mavericks' rookie defenseman Kevin Tansey was named to represent Missouri at the 2017 ECHL All-Star Game on January 18.

CHL

PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Mathew Barzal
15
3
20
23
10
David Quenneville
38
20
28
48
31
Mitchell Vande Sompel
40
17
21
38
35
Parker Wotherspoon
45
7
34
41
64
 
NCAA
PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Kieffer Bellows
17
4
3
7
34
Jake Bischoff
20
2
15
17
10
Taylor Cammarata
16
1
5
6
10
Nick Pastujov
17
0
1
1
8
Doyle Somerby
20
0
2
2
20
 
EUROPE
PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Anatoli Golyshev
40
5
8
13
55
Petter Hansson
22
0
1
1
2
Otto Koivula
31
6
11
17
6
 
USHL
PLAYER
GP
G
A
P
PIM

Collin Adams
30
17
17
34
34
Andong Song
28
0
0
0
2
 
GOALIES
PLAYER
GP
W
L
OT
GAA
SV%

Linus Soderstrom
12
7
3
2
1.64
.932
Ilya Sorokin
33
21
5
6
1.53
.931
View More