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NYI WEEKLY PROSPECT WATCH: OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Each weekend you can find out how the Islanders prospects situated throughout the globe have faired during the week.




Name: Emil Axelsson
Position: Defenseman
Team: Vasteras (9-2-4)
League: HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2004 seventh round draft pick (210th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (14), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (45)

Update:  Vasteras went 1-0 this past week, picking up a 7-2 win over Bjorkloven.


Name: Brian Day
Position: Right Wing
Team: Colgate (3-3-0, ECACHL (0-0-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth-round draft pick (171st overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (5), Assists (0), Points (5), PIM (15)

Update: Colgate went 1-1-0 this past week and Day recorded their first goal in a 2-1 win over St. Lawrence on 10/26/07. Day has two game-winning goals and one power play goal on the season.


Name: Robin Figren
Position: Left Wing
Team: Edmonton (7-6-1-2)^
League: WHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 third-round draft pick (70th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12), Goals (5), Assists (7), Points (12), PIM (18)

Update: Figren added two assists in games this week as the Oilers went 1-1-0-0.


Name: Max Gratchev
Position: Left Wing
Team: Rimouski (5-10-1-0)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 fourth-round draft pick (106th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (2), Assists (4), Points (6), PIM (14)

Update: Gratchev did not play in any games this week for Rimouski.


Name: Jason Gregoire
Position: Left Wing
Team: Lincoln (4-5-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 third-round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (10), Goals (3), Assists (6), Points (6), PIM (13)

Update: Gregoire recorded a goal and two assists in Lincoln’s 5-4 victory on 10/26/07 as Lincoln went 2-2-0.


Name: Shea Guthrie
Position: Wing
Team: Clarkson (4-2-0, ECACHL (1-0-0)
League: ECACHL
Acquired: Islanders 2005 third round draft pick (76th overall)
Stats to date: GP (5), Goals (1), Assists (1), Points (2), PIM (0)

Update: Guthrie had one assist in a win over Lake Superior on 10/26/07. Clarkson went 1-1-0 this week.


Name: Jesse Joensuu
Position: Wing
Team: Assat (5-12-3)
League: SM-Liiga (FIN)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 second round draft pick (60th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (19), Goals (5), Assists (2), Points (7)

Update: Joensuu recorded two goals and an assist in four games this week.


Name: Kim Johansson
Position: Center
Team: Malmo Allsvenskan (9-2-4), J20 (6-2-9)
League: Allsvenskan, J20 (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (141st overall)
Stats to date: Allsvenskan: Games Played (9), Goals (0), Assists (1), Points (1), PIM (4), J20: GP (13), G (3), A (7), Pts. (10), PIM (14)

Update: Johansson tallied three more assists for the J20 team this past week.


Name: Mark Katic
Position: Defenseman
Team: Sarnia (10-8-0-0)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 third-round draft pick (62nd overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (8), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (7)

Update: Katic recorded three assists this week as Sarnia went 2-1.


Name: Blake Kessel
Position: Defenseman
Team: Waterloo (5-3-1)
League: USHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 sixth-round draft pick (166th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (9) Goals (2), Assists (2), Points (4), PIM (4)

Update: Kessel contributed an assist in Waterloo’s 3-2 victory over Ohio on 10/26/07 as Waterloo went 3-0 and improved their record to 5-3-1.


Name: Simon Lacroix
Position: Defenseman
Team: Shawinigan (6-6-0-2)^
League: QMJHL
Acquired: Islanders 2007 seventh round draft pick (196th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (12), Goals (0), Assists (5), Points (5), PIM (18)

Update: Lacroix picked up one assist in two games this week. Shawinigan split the week at 1-1.


Name: Tomas Marcinko
Position: Center
Team: Barrie (9-7-1-0)^
League: OHL
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (114th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (15), Goals (11), Assists (6), Points (17), PIM (14)

Update: Marcinko did not add any points to his total, but the Barrie Colts still were able to go 1-1 this week.


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

Update: Mason helped Clarkson go 1-1-0 this week, including a 4-0 shutout over St. Lawrence.


Name: Kyle Okposo
Position: Right Wing
Team: Minnesota (4-2-0, 0-2-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 first round draft pick (7th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (1), Assists (2), Points (3), PIM (0)

Update: Okposo did not score in two games this week. Minnesota went 2-1-0 this week.


Name: Rhett Rakhshani
Position: Right Wing
Team: Denver (4-2-0, 1-1-0 WCHA)
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft pick (100th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (4), Goals (0), Assists (4), Points (4), PIM (6)

Update: Rakhshani had two assists in Denver’s 5-1 victory over Minnesota-Duluth on 10/26/07.


Name: Stefan Ridderwall
Position: Goaltender
Team: Djurgardens - Elite (7-4-6)
League: Elite League, J20 (SWE)
Acquired: Islanders 2006 sixth round draft pick (173rd overall)
Stats to date: Elite: Record (2-1-0), GAA (1.30), SV% (.946)

Update: Ridderwall suffered his first loss of the season, a 2-1 decision to Timra on 11/1/07. He made 28 saves in the losing effort.


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

Update: Rogers earned an assist in Harvard's first game of the season, a 2-1 loss to Clarkson.


Name: Shane Sims
Position: Defenseman
Team: Ohio State (2-4-0, CCHA (0-2-0)
League: CCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fifth round draft pick (126th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (6), Goals (0), Assists (0), Points (0), PIM (6)

Update: After leading OSU to a 2-1-0 start to the season in his first three games, Sims’ Buckeyes have dropped three in a row.


Name: Igor Volkov
Position: Forward
Team: Ufa (18-0-1-1-4)*
League: Russian Super League
Acquired: Islanders 2003 eighth round draft pick (246th overall)
Stats to date: Games Played (21), Goals (6), Assists (4), Points (10), PIM (8)

Update: Volkov set-up one goal this week.


Name: Jase Weslosky
Position: Goaltender
Team: St. Cloud State (3-2-1, 0-2-0 WCHA)   
League: WCHA
Acquired: Islanders 2006 fourth round draft picl (108th overall)
Stats to date: Record (2-2-0), GAA (1.50), SV% (.947)

Update: Weslosky has taken over the reigns as the No. 1 netminder. In his first two starts, he allowed only two goals and defeated Bemiji State 6-1 his last time out.


* In the Russian Super League, 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.).


* In the Russian Super League, 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.).

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