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Islanders Prospect Report

by Jonathan Velazquez / New York Islanders



Barzal Posts Five-Point Week

Mathew Barzal continues to lead the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds in points despite having played 12 fewer games than some of his teammates.  The Coquitlam, B.C. native hit the 50 point mark (12G, 38A) this week in just 31 games and his 38 assists are good for fourth in the WHL. 

The Islanders 2015 first-rounder opened the week with two-points (1G,1A) in the series split with Prince George on Tuesday and Wednesday before adding three assists in Friday’s 4-2 win over Regina. Barzal has posted 11 multi-assist games including four games where he tallied three or more helpers. 

Barzal is just seven points shy of his WHL career-high in points (2014-15, 57 points). 

Sorokin Leading KHL Netminders

Ilya Sorokin recorded his ninth shutout of the season this week for CSKA Moskva of the KHL. Sorokin, 20, posted a 24 save shutout over Neftekhimik on Friday which marked his second shutout in his last three games.

Sorokin, the Islanders third-round draft pick (78 overall) in 2014, impressive nine shutouts is good for second in the league. The Russian born goaltender leads the KHL in both save percentage (.958) and goal-against average (.94). Sorokin is the only KHL goalie to have a GAA under one.

Dal Colle Continues to Shine in Kingston

Michael Dal Colle seems to have found his groove since being traded from Oshawa to Kingston on New Years Day. The 19 year old has tallied 14 points (7 G, 7 A) in just seven games with the Frontenacs including a four-point week (2G, 2A) this week. Dal Colle tallied three points (1G, 2A) in Kingston's 7-1 rout of the Flint Firebirds on Friday. Dal Colle added his 15th goal of the season in the 4-2 loss to Mississauga on Sunday. 

Dal Colle was drafted fifth overall by the Islanders in the 2014 NHL draft. Dal Colle began his career with Oshawa where he tallied 261 points (104 G, 157 A) in 216 career games before being traded to Kingston.

Sound Tigers Skid Continues

Bridgeport: 19-19-2-1, (41 points), 5th in Atlantic Division, 9th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers dropped all three games this week, extending their season-long skid to six games. The Sound Tigers lost back-to-back games in Portland on Friday and Saturday as they were outscored 8-1. The team returned home on Sunday with a to Lehigh Valley 4-1. Taylor Beck tallied two points (2A) in the two losses to Portland. 

Bridgeport is currently without leading scorer, Joe Whitney (injury) as well as defenseman Adam Pelech and Scott Mayfield (Islanders). 

The Sound Tigers return to action Wednesday, January 20th as they take on St. John's IceCaps at the Webster Bank Arena. 

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Mavericks Stay Atop the ECHL

Missouri: 30-4-1-1, (62 points), 1st in Central Division, 1st in Western Conference, 1st in the ECHL

The Missouri Mavericks took two out of three games this week, to remain at the top of the ECHL. The Mavs opened the week by defeating Wichita 4-1 on Tuesday. Missouri then traveled to Colorado where they split their weekend series with the Eagles. Friday and Saturday’s weekend series with the Eagles marked the first trip to Loveland, CO since joining the ECHL back in 2009.  Saturday’s loss was only Missouri’s fourth regulation defeat of the 2015-16 season. 

The Mavericks are back in action on Friday against Tulane after a five day break.

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Prospect Stats

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Barzal, Mathew F 5'11 200 5/26/97 (Coquitlam, BC) Seattle (WHL) 27 12 38 50 33
Beauvillier, Anthony F 5'11 170 6/8/97 (Sorel-Tracy, QC) Shawinigan, (QMJHL) 23 19 24 43 39
Dal Colle, Michael
F 6'3 184 6/20/96 (Richmond HIll, ON)
Oshawa (OHL)
30 8 17 25 10


Kingston (OHL)
7 7 7 14 0
Ho-Sang, Joshua
F 6'0 166 1/22/96 (Toronto, ON) Niagara (OHL) 39 13 39 52 32
Vande Sompel, Mitchell D 5'10 180 2/11/97 (London, ON) Oshawa (OHL) 23 2 14 16 10
Wotherspoon, Parker D 6'1 170 8/24/97 (Surrey, BC) Tri-City (WHL) 43 8 31 39 56
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Bischoff, Jake D 6'0 185 7/25/94 (Cambridge, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 21 4 6 10 8
Cammarata, Taylor F 5'7 154 2/27/95 (Minneapolis, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 21 2 4 6 4
Schempp, Kyle F 6'0 179 1/13/94 (Saginaw, MI)
Ferris State (WCHA) 24 6 10 16 18
Somerby, Doyle D 6'5 223 7/4/94 (Marblehead, MA) Boston U (H-East) 22 3 6 9 18
Toews, Devon D 6'1 181
2/21/94 (Abbotsford, BC) Quinnipiac U 20 3 11 14 14
EUROPE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P PIM
Crus Rydberg, Viktor
RW 5'11 203 3/21/95 (Vakjo, SWE) HC Vita Hasten (SWE) 34 5 3 8 8
Hansson, Petter
RW 6'1 187 5/16/96 (Gislaved, SWE) Linkoping HC (SWE) 6 0 0 0 0

GOALTENDERS
GOALTENDER HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP W L OT SO GAA SV%
Koskinen, Mikko 6'7 203 7/18/88 (Vantaa, FIN) St. Petersburg SKA (KHL) 32 16 15 1 2 2.55 .914
McAdam, Eamon 6'2 199 9/24/94 (Doylestown, PA) Penn State (Big-10) 10 8 2 0 1 2.30 .927
Soderstrom, Linus
6'5 196 8/23/96 (Stockholm, SWE)
HC Vita Hasten (SWE)
12 4 8 0 2 1.90 .927
Sorokin, Ilya
6'2 167 8/4/95 (Mezhdurechensk, RUS)
CSKA Moscow (KHL) 22 13 6 3 9 0.94 .958
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