Today’s Update is a statistical review of several Islander Prospects playing in the American Hockey League, ECHL, College, Junior or European Leagues, along with some notables on who changed teams. Several prospects from past years are not included because they do not fit prospect criteria any longer.
Some sites in Russia do not have available stats on some players at this point, I hope to have them included by the next update.
Islanders: National Hockey League:
Raffi Torres lw/rw: 6 gp, 0 g, 3 a, 3 pts, 6 pim, 0 ppg, 0 shg, 0 gwg, +/- 2
Justin Mapletoft c: 5gp, 0 g,2 a, 2 pts, 2 pim,0 ppg, 0 shg, 0gwg, +/- 2
Eric Godard rw* rw 1 gp, +/- -1
Trent Hunter rw* 2 gp, 0 g, 0 a, 0 pts, 0 pim, 0 ppg, 0 shg, 0 gwg, +/- 0
Tomi Pettinen* 1 gp, 0 g, 0 a, 0 pts, 0 pim, 0 ppg, 0 shg, 0 gwg, +/- 0
* returned to Bridgeport
Bridgeport Sound Tigers: American Hockey League
Trent Hunter rw 5 gp, 6g, 3a, 9pts, 4 pim, 4 ppg, 0 shg, 2 gw, 0 gt
Mattias Weinhandl rw 7 gp, 1g, 5a, 6 pts, 4 pim, 0 ppg, 0 shg, 0 gw, 0 gt
Jeff Hamilton c 6 gp, 1g,Â 2a, 3 pts, 4 pim, 1 ppg, 0 shg, 0 gw, 0 gt
Blaine Down** f 5gp, 2 g, 0a, 2 pts, 10 pim, 1 ppg, 1 shg, 1 gw, 0 gt
Justin Mapletoft*c 2 gp, 1 g, 1 a, 2 pts
Raffi Torres lw* 2 gp, 1 a, 1pt
Martin Chabada rw/lw 5 gp, 1 g, 1 a, 2 pts, 6 pim, 0 ppg, 1 shg, 0 gw, 0 gt
Tomi Pettinen d 4 gp, 0 g, 1 a, 1 pt, 18 pim
Matt Higgins fÂ 4 gp, 6 pim
Eric Godard rw 5 gp, 18 pim
J.F David d *** 5 gp
Graham Belak lw 6 gp, 12 pim
Marco Charpentier rw 7 gp, 6 pim
*** tryout contract was Syosset camp invite in September
**contract between Ahl and Echl
* recalled by Islanders
Rick DiPietro 5 gp, 3.17 gaa, 1 w, 3 L, 0 t, ga 16, shots 119, svpt 8.81
Trenton Titans: ECHL
Dustin Wood d 3 gp, 0 g, 3 a 3 pts Bridgeport Stats: 2 gp
David St, Germain: gp 5, min 305, gaa 1.97, 4 w, 0 L, 1 otl, ga 10, shots 129, svpt 9.28
Brian Collins c: Boston University NCAA Hockey East
5 gp, 0 g, 2 a, 2 pts, 9 shots, -2 rating, 0 pim
Bryan Perez lw: Michigan Tech NCAA WCHA Division One
5 gp, 3 g, 5 a, 8pts, 1 shg
Ryan Caldwell d: University of Denver NCAA WCHA Division One
6 gp, 2 g, 3 a 5 pts, 1 ppg
Marcus Paulsson lw: Saskatoon Blades Whl
5 gp, 3 g, 2 a, 5 pts, 0 pim, 1 ppg, 1 gwg, + 4
Paulsson was returned to juniors late in Isles camp and was not with Blades at beginning of season
Cory Stillman C: Kingston Frontenacs OHL
Stillman is still suffering from an abdominal inury from last season that is more pronounced as he skates. This kept him out of Isles camp, to date he is continuing to try and skate and make a return to the Frontenacs.
Mike Bray d: Montreal QMJHL
7 gp, 0 g, 4 a, 4 pts, 31 pim, + 1
Bray was suspended for 10 games by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Tuesday for arguing with a referee after being ejected because he returned to the ice to dispute the call further.
Andy Chiodo: St.Michaels Majors OHL
10 gp, 602 min, 26 ga, 1 so, 2.59 gaa, 6 w, 3 L, 1 t, 9.28 svpt
Chiodo is the Majors starting goaltender this season.
Brad Topping: Brampton Battalion OHL
11 gp, 629 min, 43 ga, 0 so, 4.10 gaa, 4 w, 7 L, 0 t, 8.92 svpt
Topping stopped 54 shots in win earlier this season and is the teams starting goaltender.
Sean Bergenheim F: 15 gp, 2 g, 3 a, 5 pts, + 3
Arto Tukio D: 13 gp, 2 g, 4 a, 6 pts, + 7, 10 pim
Bergenheim, the Islanders top pick (22nd overall)last summer and Tukio both play for Jokerit in the FNL. Bergenheim is not in the top ten scorers for Jokerit at this time. Tukio is having a standout season.
Juha-Pekka Ketola c: Luko Rauma FNL Junior League
Ketola has not played to date this season.
Frans Nielsen rw: MIF Redhawks SEL
13 gp, 2 g, 2 a, 4 pts, + 1
Johan Halvardsson d: HV-71 SEL
3 gp, 4 pim
Halvardsson has only played in three of the teams fifteen games this season, after missing a significant amout of time last year with injuries. He did return to action by the end of last season.
Per Braxhenholm d: Morrum SL
14 gp, 1 shot, -1
Radek Matejovsky rw: Keramika Ptzen Czech Extra
13 gp, 1 g, 4 a, 5 pts, 41pim, + 4
Jan Holub d: HC Liberec Czech Extra
8 gp, -1 rating, 2 pim
Dimitri Altarev F: Dizenlist-Shvsm (Penza) First League
No available Stats
Vladimir Gorbunov rw: Moskva Vysshaya, RHL
No available Stats
Roman Kukhtinov d: Salavat Yulaev, RHL
16 gp, 2 g, 2 a, 4 pts, 20 pim, 2 ppg, 0 shg, 0 gwg, 2 gtg
Alexei Stonkus d: Lokomotiv Yaro Slavl, Superleague
Stonkus has been used recently on a fourth line defensive pairing in recent games.
Transfers from last season:
Juha-Pekka Ketola: Sherbrooke Qmjhl to Lukko Rauma Jr a SM-sarja
Dimitri Altarev: Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod to Dizenlist Penza
Radek Matejovsky: Slavia Praha to Keramika Ptzen
Dimitri Upper is off to a fast start with Spartak Moscow ( 7 pts, 4g, 3a) in his first fifteen game. Russian Hockey reported he was ready to come to North American based on his play. Isles did not come to terms with the group II free agent.
Alexander Kharitanov plays for: Avangard Omsk
Evegeny Korolev returned to Russia, Isles maintain his NHL rights.
Dimitri Nabakov plays for Metallurg Novojuznetsk.
Dusan Salficky is playing the final year of his two-year Islanders contract with Cska-Moscow. He is unrestricted after this season.
My Thanks to Rick Davis from the Caps and Daniel Flodin from the Blackhawks for their help.