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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: MARCH 2-8

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Stay tuned for a special Sunday edition of NYI Future Watch with a complete update of Islanders prospects and their NCAA conference playoff runs.

Every Friday you can check back to newyorkislanders.com and get caught up on all of your Islanders prospects.
 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Vasteras (0-2)
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh-round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (2), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (0)
Update: Vasteras lost in the opening round of the playoffs 0-2 to finish their season.


Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (22-1-9-2-24)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first-round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (36), Goals (16), Assists (17), Points (33), PIM (80)
Update: Frolunda finished in ninth place in the standings and out of a playoff position.


Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (37-24-3-4)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (58), Goals (10), Assists (16), Points (26), PIM (50)
Update: Figren recorded one assist in three games this week for Calgary.


Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (21-8-5, ECACHL (13-5-4)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (31), Goals (8), Assists (20), Points (28), PIM (28)
Update: Clarkson did not play last week. They face Harvard in the first round of the ECACHL Playoffs.


Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (15-35-6)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second-round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (52), Goals (9), Assists (17), Points (26)
Update: Joensuu recorded one assist this week.


Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defenseman
Team: Brandon (39-19-2-8)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second-round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (59), Goals (5), Assists (41), Points (46), PIM (73)
Update: Kohn set up three goals in four games this week for first-place Brandon.


Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defenseman
Team: Moncton (37-23-4-2)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (61), Goals (13), Assists (41), Points (54), PIM (79)
Update: MacDonald tallied one assist this week.


Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (43-19-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (53), Goals (18), Assists (18), Points (36), PIM (52)
Update: Marcinko registered no points in two wins this week by Barrie.


Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (21-8-5, ECACHL 13-5-4)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth-round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (34), Goals (1), Assists (11), Points (12), PIM (58)
Update: Clarkson did not play last week. They face Harvard in the first round of the ECACHL Playoffs.


Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Springfield (22-28-4)
League: NAHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh-round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (8), Goals (7), Assists (3), Points (10), PIM (2)
Update: Mattila registered two goals and an assist this week for Springfield.
 

Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (26-8-3, 18-7-3 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first-round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (31), Goals (17), Assists (20), Points (37), PIM (30)
Update: Okposo tallied two assists in a split with Michigan Tech. Minnesota will play Alaska-Anchorage in the first found of the WCHA playoffs this weekend.


Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defenseman
Team: Notre Dame (27-6-3, 21-4-3 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth-round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (34), Goals (0), Assists (16), Points (16), PIM (32)
Update: Notre Dame was off this week. They start their playoff drive against Alaska.


Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (21-12-3, 13-10-3 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (38), Goals (9), Assists (26), Points (35), PIM (34)
Update: Rakhshani earned three assists in a 5-5 tie against Colorado College. They will host defending NCAA champion Wisconsin.


Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (8-4-2)%
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (8), GAA (1.44), SV% (.947)
Update: Ridderwall went 1-1 this week for Djurgardens in the playoff round-robin.


Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (14-15-2, 10-10-2 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (32), Goals (7), Assists (16), Points (21), PIM (16)
Update: Rogers compiled a goal and an assist in Harvard™s sweep over Yale in the first round of the ECAC Playoffs. They next travel to Clarkson for the quarters.


Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (24-16-6)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth-round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (45), Goals (7), Assists (13), Points (20), PIM (113)
Update: Sims compiled one assist and nine penalty minutes this week.


Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (20-7-7, 14-7-7 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth-round draft pick (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (5-1-0), GAA (2.67), SV% (.899)
Update: Weslosky loss his first game of the season 7-2 to North Dakota last weekend. St. Cloud faces off against Minnesota-Duluth in the opening round of the WCHA.


 
* In the Russian Super League and the Swedish Pro Leagues, the points system is as follows: Wins (3 pts.)-OT Wins (2 pts.)-Ties (1 pt.)-OT Losses (1 pt.)-Losses (0 pts.).
^ In the WHL, OHL and QMJHL, the points system is as follows: Wins (2 pts.)-Losses (0 pts.)-OT Losses (1 pt.)-Shootout Losses (1 pt.).
! The Swedish junior leagues have begun a round-robin tournament to determine which eight teams advance to the playoffs.
% Ridderwall's Djurgardens has reached the Elite 8 playoff round that still maintains a round-robin format.

 

Previous NYI Future Watches:

- February 23-March 1

- February 16-22

- February 9-15

- February 2-8

- January 26-February 1

- January 19-25

- January 12-18

- January 5-11

- December 29-January 4

- Decmber 22-28

- December 15-21

- December 8-14

- December 1-7

- November 24-30

- November 17-23

- November 10-16

- November 3-9

- Otober 27 - November 2

- October 20-26 

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