Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Deep and diverse group of defensemen
  • High skill level at forward
  • Depth at goaltending
Weaknesses
  • Forward prospects lack grit
  • Many prospects are high risk/high reward

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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Pro
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
CHL
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
NCAA
Playing in NCAA
Europe
Playing in Europe
Junior
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
N/A
Not Categorized Yet

Goaltenders

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ilya Sorokin Europe 7.5 D
2. Linus Soderstrom Europe 7.5 D
3. Christopher Gibson Pro 7.0 D
4. Stephon Williams Pro 7.0 D
5. Jean-Francois Berube Pro 6.5 D
6. Eamon McAdam NCAA 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Josh Ho-Sang CHL 8.0 D
2. Sebastian Collberg Europe 7.0 D
3. Taylor Cammarata NCAA 7.0 D
4. Kirill Petrov Europe 6.5 F

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Michael Dal Colle CHL 8.0 C
2. Anthony Beauvillier CHL 7.5 C
3. Shane Prince Pro 7.0 C
4. Ross Johnston Pro 6.0 D
5. Mike Halmo Pro 5.5 B
6. Justin Vaive Pro 5.5 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Mathew Barzal CHL 8.0 C
2. Carter Verhaeghe Pro 7.0 C
3. Alan Quine Pro 6.5 C
4. Johan Sundstrom Europe 6.5 C
5. Kyle Schempp NCAA 6.5 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Ryan Pulock Pro 8.0 C
2. Mitchell Vande Sompel CHL 7.5 D
3. Matt Finn Pro 7.0 C
4. Scott Mayfield Pro 7.0 C
5. Adam Pelech Pro 7.0 C
6. Parker Wotherspoon CHL 7.0 C
7. Ryan Pilon CHL 7.0 D
8. Jesse Graham Pro 6.5 C
9. Kevin Czuczman Pro 6.5 C
10. Devon Toews NCAA 6.5 C
11. Doyle Somerby NCAA 6.5 D
12. Kyle Burroughs Pro 6.0 C
13. Loic Leduc Pro 6.0 D
14. Jake Bischoff NCAA 6.0 D
15. Petter Hansson Europe 6.0 D
16. Andong Song Junior 5.5 D

Isles demote Jason Holland

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After a strong showing in last night’s 1-0 loss to the Florida Panthers, the New York Islanders have decided to return Jason Holland and teammate Steve Webb to Kentucky (AHL). The team’s next game is a road game against the Philadelphia Phantoms.

Holland looked like a seasoned veteran on the ice. He took numerous shots. He even had a semi breakaway in which he almost became the hero of the game. Unfortunately for Holland, Florida’s game winner bounce off Holland and was redirected to the stick of Ray Whitney who scored the sole goal of the game.

Holland has been rumored in many trades. Most fans agree that he is one of the logical candidates to be traded as he has a load of talent. Since the team has such an over abundance of young defensemen, somebody will be departing soon bring in offense. J.P. Dumont is also still popping up in trade rumors around the league. Another scenario which would bring Holland back to Long Island is the trading of Dennis Vaske, the most likely defenseman on the roster to be traded. Vaske has also been plenty of rumors. One thing for sure, Holland will be back in the NHL this season.

Isles Prospect Statistics

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Thanks Julie!

The latest stats on our draft picks:

QMJHL – Val d’Or

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J.P. Dumont (17 GP) 9 goals/11 assists/20 points, 39 penalty minutes

Roberto Luongo (18) 2.82 GAA, 91.2 save percentage, win/loss 4-11-2

WHL

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Jarrett Smith, Prince George (9) 2/5/7, 2 PIM, -3

Eric Brewer, Prince George (15) 3/16/19, 20 PIM, +8

Robert Schnabel, Red Deer (17) 1/12/13, 39 PIM, +2

Kris Knoblauch, Edmonton (19) 3/6/9, 38 PIM, -4

Mike Muzechka, Portland (19) 1/0/1, 30 PIM, +11

OHL

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Petr Mika, Ottawa (19) 6/3/9, 10 PIM, +5

Jeff Zehr (9) 3/8/11, 34 PIM, -4

Evgeny Korolev, Peterborough (19) 4/10/14, 31 PIM, -4

Todd Miller, North Bay (19) 5/12/17, 8 PIM, -9

AHL – Kentucky

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Sean Haggerty (8) 4/3/7, 10 PIM

Jason Holland (13) 3/4/7, 2 PIM

Tony Tuzzolino (12) 2/4/6, 12 PIM

Warren Luhning (4) 1/0/1, 4 PIM

Zdeno Chara (13) 0/1/1, 39 PIM

Ray Schultz (7) 1/0/1, 25 PIM

Jason Strudwick (12) 0/0/0, 20 PIM

AHL – Rochester

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Dane Jackson (5) 3/2/5, 9 PIM

IHL – Utah

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Jeff Zehr Will Receive a Second Opportunity

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As the result of a miserable 3-14 start for the Windsor Spitfires (OHL), the Spitfires have fired their head coach. How does this effect Jeff Zehr, who was indefinitely suspended by the team you may ask? The new coach wants to play his best available players which means that Zehr is back in the picture. He was suspended because of disobeying team curfew rules. Interim GM, Dave Pripick on Zehr “perceived character flaws” said, “I had Jeff play for me for two years, and I never had a problem with him.” His first move was to summon Zehr back to the starting lineup. Through 9 games played this season, Zehr has compiled 3 goals, eight assists and 38 penalty minutes.

Jeff Zehr , who was selected in the second round with the Islanders third choice 31st overall in the 1997 Entry Draft, improved at the midpoint of last season just enough for Central Scouting to rank him to go in the middle of the first round. By fortune for the Islanders, this future power forward, who has been compared to Brenden Shanahan, was available early in the second round. Last season he played 57 games, 27 goals, 32 assists, totaling 59 points and 196 penalty minutes. He is a big guy at 6’3″, 195 lbs. Some observers have justified the Islanders decision to select a goaltender and a defenseman because of the selection of such a highly touted power forward. Most scouts feel that he has the talent to become a first line superstar, but he has to harness his talent. If he is unable to complete that feat, he might only be a third line checking forward.

Isles Call up Jason Holland

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The Islanders have finally decided to give Jason Holland a chance in the
1997-1998 NHL season. He has played with Kentucky (AHL) until his recall.
In 13 games played, Holland has totaled 3 goals, 4 assists, and 2 penalty
minutes. Holland played four games last season with the big club where he
received minimal icetime. Holland scored his first NHL goal on his initial
call up. He was selected to the AHL All Rookie Team last season along with
being named the Thoroughblade’s top rookie by players and coaches.

The Islanders management believed that this offensively gifted defensemen was
not ready to begin the season with the Islanders out of training camp. He
was unable to establish himself during the camp. He was also in competition
with another highly regarded defensemen, Zdeno Chara for a roster spot. The
result was, both men were sent to Kentucky to work on their game’s.

Side Note:

Steve Webb was also recalled from Kentucky to make his season debut. Webb
suffered from an injury during training camp and was unable to make the
Islanders because of his injury. Webb played 41 games last season for the
Isles. He fought some of the best enforcers from around the NHL. He tallied
144 penalty minutes last season. This season with Kentucky, he has 1 goal, 4
assists and 52 penalty minutes this season.

Jeff Zehr punished

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Jeff Zehr, who was selected in the second round with the Islanders third choice 31st overall in the 1997 Entry Draft, is currently in hockey limbo. Zehr’s junior team, Windsor (OHL) has decided to punish him for missing curfew. This punishment has been so severe that Zehr was told he will no longer play for Windsor. In fact, if a trade can not be made between Windsor and another junior team, Zehr will be forced to sit out the entire season. His only other foreseeable option would be a callup by the New York Islanders. Every game that Zehr misses in his stay at junior jockey only hinders his development. It is a situation that should be resolved.

Zehr improved at the midpoint of last season just enough for Central Scouting to rank him to go in the middle of the first round. By fortune for the Islanders, this future power forward, who has been compared to Brenden Shanahan, was available early in the second round. Last season he played 57 games, 27 goals, 32 assists, totaling 59 points and 196 penalty minutes. He is a big guy at 6’3″, 195 lbs. Some observers have justified the Islanders decision to select a goaltender and a defenceman because of the selection of such a highly touted power forward. Most scouts feel that he has the talent to play on top lines, but he has to harness his talent. If he is unable to complete that feat, he might only be a third line checking forward.