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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: NOVEMBER 10-16

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Every Friday you can check back to newyorkislanders.com to get caught up on Islanders prospects. We will feature a new prospect each week and give you insights from the Islanders scouts dispersed throughout the world watching the future of the team.

 

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Dustin Kohn
Position: Defensemen
Team: Brandon (11-10-0-2)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 second round draft pick (46th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (19), Goals (2), Assists (21), Points (23), PIM (32)

Update: Kohn picked up an assist in a 4-1 win over Moose Jaw last Friday. Brandon went 1-2 on the week.

What the scouts are saying: "Dustin has established himself a top player for his team as 19-year-old playing in the WHL. He provides great offense for his team from the blueline. He has been a key factor in helping Brandon become one of the division's top teams after a last place finish the previous season."

- Ryan Jankowski
  Assistant General Manager/Chief Amateur Scout

 

Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Arboga (5-0-1-0-10)*
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (1), Assists (3), Points (4), PIM (49)

Update: Axelsson was given a game misconduct in the team's only game this week after after kneeing an opponent.

 

Name: Sean Bergenheim
Position: Center
Team: Frolunda (4-1-6-0-10)*
League: SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2002 first round draft pick (22nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (3), Goals (2), Assists (2), Points (4), PIM (2)

Update: After playing in the Russian Super League at the beginning of the season, Bergenheim elected to move to the Swedish Elite League. In one game this week, Bergenheim tallied a goal and two assists in a 4-0 win over Lulea.

 


Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Calgary (14-8-0-1)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20), Goals (5), Assists (5), Points (10), PIM (22)

Update: Figren had one assist and was a +1 in a 4-3 win over Kootenay on Wednesday.

 


Name: Denis Grebeshkov
Position: Defenseman
Team: Yaroslavl (8-1-3-0-9)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Traded from Los Angeles on March 8, 2006
Stats to date: Games Played (16), Goals (2), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (35)

Update: Grebeshkov tallied two assists in a 5-3 win over Khabarovsk on Wednesday.

 

Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (6-3-1, ECACHL (2-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (9), Goals (2), Assists (8), Points (10), PIM (8)

Update: Friday night, Guthrie scored a goal and added an assist in a 6-3 loss to division rival Quinnipiac. The following night he was held scoreless in a 3-2 loss to Princeton. Guthrie is second on the team in assists.

 

Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (5-15-2)
League: Extraliga (FIN)
Acquired: 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (22), Goals (4), Assists (7), Points (11)

Update: Assat continues to struggle dropping another low scoring game and losing to Lukko 2-1. Joensuu was held point-less.

 


Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo (5-2-3-0-11)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (19), Goals (6), Assists (10), Points (16), PIM (38)

Update: Johansson went scoreless in a 3-2 loss to AIK on Tuesday.

 


Name: Andrew MacDonald
Position: Defensemen
Team: Moncton (15-9-0-1)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (160th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20), Goals (5), Assists (16), Points (20), PIM (29)

Update: Moncton fell behind 2-0 after two periods against Baie-Comeau on Sunday, but three goals in the third, including the first on the power play gave Moncton a 3-2 win.

 


Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (15-5-0-1)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (20), Goals (8), Assists (7), Points (14), PIM (26)

Update: Marcinko tallied an assist and was called for two minors in a 5-4 loss on Kingston last Saturday.

 

Name: Troy Mattila
Position: Left Wing
Team: Chicago (3-8-0)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 seventh round draft pick (190th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (11), Goals (2), Assists (3), Points (5), PIM (2)

Update: In a 4-3 loss to Sioux Falls last Friday, Mattila notched a goal and an assist. The following night, Chicago earned the win over Sioux Falls by the score of 6-5. Mattila added an assist in that game.

 


Name: Tyrell Mason
Position: Defensemen
Team: Clarkson (6-3-1, ECACHL 2-2-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 sixth round draft pick (180th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (26)

Update: Mason was scoreless and picked up four minutes in penalties in two losses last weekend.

 


Name: Ryan O'Marra
Position: Center
Team: Erie (5-15-0-2)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 first round draft pick (15th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (11), Goals (7), Assists (4), Points (11), PIM (20)

Update: In his return from injury, O'Marra tallied a goal in Thursdays loss to Saginaw.

 


Name: Wes O'Neill
Position: Defensemen
Team: Notre Dame (8-1-1, 3-0-1 CCHA)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2004 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (0), Assists (6), Points (6), PIM (10)

Update: After weekend sweep over Bowling Green, Notre Dame has risen to fifth in the USCHO.com rankings. Notre Dame is first in the country with a goals against average of 1.10. O'Neill chipped in offensively on Friday with an assist.

 


Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (8-1-2, 4-0-2 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (11), Goals (9), Assists (5), Points (14), PIM (12)

Update: Okposo tallied a goal and an assist over the weekend in ties against St. Cloud State. Okposo continues to lead the team in goals and power play goals.

 


Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (6-4-0, 4-2-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (3), Assists (6), Points (9), PIM (8)

Update: Rakhshani and Denver returned from their off week with a bang, sweeping the reigning NCAA Champion Wisconsin Badgers on the road. Rakhshani played a pivotal role in Saturday's 4-3 overtime victory by notching the game-winner with 15 seconds remaining in the game and adding two assists. Rakhshani is now tied for second on the team in points with nine.

 

Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens (11-0-1-0-6)*
League: J20 SuperElit (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: GAA (2.15), SV% (.929)

Update: Djurgardens was off this week.

 


Name: Doug Rogers
Position: Center
Team: Harvard (2-4-0), 1-4-0 ECACHL)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (1), Assists (4), Points (5), PIM (2)

Update: Rogers recorded one assist in a loss to Cornell on Friday and an assist in a win against Colgate on Saturday.

 

Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Des Moines (9-3-0)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (11), Goals (3), Assists (3), Points (6), PIM (31)

Update: Sims went scoreless in a 1-1 weekend for first-place Des Moines.

 

Name: Nick Tuzzolino
Position: Defensemen
Team: Sudbury (11-9-1-1)
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 seventh round draft pick (196th overall)
Stats to Date: Games Played (4), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (14)

Update: Tuzzolino went scoreless in the one games he played in this week.

 


Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (12-0-5-1-4)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (5), Assists (6), Points (11), PIM (16)

Update: Ufat resumes playing next week.

 


Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (2-3-3, 2-3-3 WCHA) 
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft picl (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (1-0-0), GAA (2.00), SV% (.933)

Update: Weslosky did not play this week in two ties against Minnesota.

 


* In the Russian Super League and Sweden, 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.).


 

Previous NYI Future Watches:

- November 3-9

- Otober 27 - November 2

- October 20-26

 


 

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