Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|19|15

After a successful 2014-15 season, one would expect ticket prices to increase for the New York Islanders. The team was as competitive as it has been since the beginning of the 2000’s, and was playing at a level that brought fans in on a nightly basis. The Isles were in high demand, and people were showing up in the masses to watch them play. Add in the fact that they’d would...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Could The Hawks Consider Another College Free Agent?

Last summer, the Blackhawks watched as a 2010 draft choice walked away without a contract as Kevin Hayes signed with the Rangers. Could Chicago now look to add a body to their blue line depth by signing an unsigned pick from 2011? Robbie Russo, who was born in suburban Westmont, was a fourth round pick […] The post Could The Hawks Consider Another College Free Agent? appeared first...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 6/5/15

The NHL-equivalent to a unicorn could finally be making his way to New York, as reports that Kirill Petrov, the New York Islanders’ third-round pick in 2008, is close to signing a deal to play in North America have run rampant this past week. For those who aren’t familiar with Petrov, flat-out never knew he existed, or never thought the day would come, Petrov was a top-five talent...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6|3|15

The Stanley Cup Finals begin today, with the Chicago Blackhawks representing the Western conference, and the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team which just over the weekend eliminated the New York Rangers, representing the Eastern conference in the series. Tonight begins the best few games professional sports has to offer, and regardless of your rooting interest, it is hard to not get...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders Will Not Sign Prospect Russo

It looks like the New York Islanders will allow another one of their prospects to walk this summer, as the team’s beat writer Arthur Staple tweeted out that Notre Dame defenseman Robbie Russo is not expected to sign with the organization and will test unrestricted free agency this summer. Appears #Isles will not be signing D Robbie Russo, 2011 4th rd pick. 2nd team NCAA All-American...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss


First Team All-CHN F Jack Eichel, Fr., Boston University F Jimmy Vesey, Jr., Harvard F Daniel Ciampini, Sr., Union D Mike Reilly, Jr., Minnesota D Joey LaLeggia, Sr., Denver G Zane McIntyre, Jr., North Dakota Second Team All-CHN F Evan Rodrigues, Sr., Boston University F Zach Hyman, Sr., Michigan F Tanner Kero, Michigan Tech D Matt Grzelcyk, Jr., Boston...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel Wins Both Hockey East Major Awards, Earns All-Star Selection

The Hockey East Association announced its major awards and All-Star selections Thursday night, and Jack Eichel ran away with them. The Boston University freshman phenom was named Warrior Player of the Year and Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year. The top draft prospect also earned the only unanimous first team All-Star selection. It’s the first time a...
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association (HEWBA) 2015 Awards

The Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association (HEWBA) has announced its award winners for the 2014-15 season. Boston University freshman Jack Eichel leads the winners as a unanimous selection for Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, First Team All-Star and All-Rookie. Joining Eichel as a unanimous selection to the HEWBA All-Rookie team was Boston College defenseman Noah...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

March Madness Islander Prospects Style

For all intents and purposes the hockey playoffs for the New York Islander prospects have begun whether it is for playoff seeding, league tournaments or even just trying to earn a playoff spot. It is the time of the year where every game does matter and even a single point can make a huge difference. Tonight’s Star Devin Toews Quinnipiac Bobcats In game one of the ECAC quarterfinal...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospects Going Out Fighting

There is a harsh reality that happens at this time of the year for some of the New York Islander prospects, not everyone wins championships and not everyone gets signed to an NHL Entry Level Contract. Whether it is the end of a college career or you end your days playing junior hockey. Tonight’s Star Robbie Russo Notre Dame Robbie Russo (2011 fourth) and his Notre Dame Fighting...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass Lowell downs Notre Dame, advances to Hockey East semifinals

LOWELL, Mass. – It took three games this year, but the UMass Lowell River Hawks beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to advance in the Hockey East playoffs on Sunday afternoon, 6-4. With the win, the River Hawks advance to the Hockey East semifinals at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday, March 20 at either 5:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. eastern. Time of the game will be decided...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Islander Prospects Show Their Winning Ways

One of the ways that franchises try to change their direction is by drafting players from programs that have winning ways. Saturday night most of the Islander prospects showed their own winning ways in some key games played and it was good to see some of the prospects stepping up even if their efforts did not show up on the scoresheet. Tonight’s Star Kyle Schempp Ferris State Two...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

A Wild and Wacky Saturday for Islanders Prospects

It is very much playoff time for New York Islanders prospects as each win or loss is having an impact on their fate. Saturday’s outcomes had impacts on several team’s standings both good and bad. Tonight’s Star Robbie Russo Notre Dame Co-captain Robbie Russo (2011 fourth rd.) and his Notre Dame Fighting Irish are staring the end of their season right in the eyes. Suffering...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame goalie makes 87 saves ... and loses 5-OT epic

Shane Walsh scored the winning goal 11:42 into the fifth overtime to lead UMass to a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame in the longest game in NCAA Division I ice hockey history. The first-round Hockey East tournament matchup lasted 151 minutes, 42 seconds, ending early Saturday morning and surpassing the previous mark of 150:22 in five overtimes between Quinnipiac and Union in 2010. "I...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass Beats Notre Dame In Fifth OT In Longest D-I Hockey Game Ever

The Hockey East tournament already got off to a historic start. UMass beat Notre Dame 4-3 in the first game of their playoff series Friday, but it took five overtime periods and a record amount of time for them to get there. The first-round matchup lasted 151:42, just surpassing Quinnipiac and Union’s 150:22 battle in an Eastern Collegiate Athletic...
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Record Involves Top Islanders Prospect

It is the first weekend of the 2015 amateur playoff season and already a New York Islanders prospect got to be a part of a history making game. Playoff overtime and the New York Islanders is something that you cannot say without mentioning the other. Tonight’s Star Robbie Russo Notre Dame It lasted five overtimes and a NCAA record 151:22 but Robbie Russo (2011 fourth rd.) and...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass tops Notre Dame in longest Division I hockey game

  Shane Walsh scored the winning goal 11:42 into the fifth overtime to lead UMass to a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame in the longest game in NCAA Division I ice hockey history. The first-round Hockey East tournament matchup lasted 151 minutes, 42 seconds, ending early Saturday morning and surpassing the previous mark of 150:22 in five overtimes between Quinnipiac and Union in 2010...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospects Getting Ready For Second Season

If you were looking for huge numbers from the New York Islanders prospects then Saturday night was not your night. But what you did get was them and their teams improving their playoff prospects or discovering their futures. No prospect earned any stars but given what some of the prospects did win then odds are good they will not care. Hockey East Islanders prospects playing on different...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday/Saturday Islanders Prospects Recap

With apologies for not being able to cover the New York Islander prospects this weekend due to personal reasons, here is a recap of their efforts on Friday and Saturday. Instead of the usual format, this recap will follow the Islander draft order working backwards from the 2014 NHL draft. 2014 Michael Dal Colle (first rd.) Friday evening Dal Colle set up what was the game tying goal...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Odd Saturday Night Off For Islanders Prospects

It was not a good evening for the New York Islanders prospects as eight took to the ice in seven games but only one win in seven games with a combined 1-2-3 in terms of production. These days happen but you have to hope that they do not happen very often and when they do happen that the prospects bounce back in their next game. Robbie Russo (2011 fourth rd) was the only Islander...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday Islanders Prospect Report

Thursday was a very quiet night for the New York Islanders prospects with only two seeing any action and one other seeing disciplinary action. Dal Colle Michael Dal Colle (2014 first rd.) and his Oshawa Generals were in Barrie to face the Colts looking to extend their six game winning streak. And extend that streak they did with a pretty easy 5-1 win for their seventh straight...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospects Find No Success This Saturday

It had to happen sooner or later because given the number of New York Islanders prospects and the many games that make up a season that a night would come along that would make one go “ewwww”. There is, however a silver lining in all of this and that is that it took more than half a season for the Islander prospects to have one of these bad nights. Robbie Russo (2011 fourth rd...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Russo Named Warrior Player Of Week

#5 ROBBIE RUSSO, NOTRE DAME (Sr., D; Westmont, Illinois) Russo tallied four goals, including a hat trick Sunday, and a game-tying assist as Notre Dame went 1-0-1 in a weekend home-and-home series with UConn. Russo’s hat trick was the first by a Notre Dame defenseman since 1988, and the only hat trick this year by a defenseman in NCAA Division I Hockey. Russo was a 2011 4th round...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Russo’s Hat Trick Paces Notre Dame Win

Robbie Russo’s (2011 fourth rd.) first career hat trick was the only real highlight of an otherwise quiet Sunday for New York Islander prospects. The senior defenseman keyed a six goal outburst by his Notre Dame Fighting Irish as they finished off a Hockey East weekend sweep of the Connecticut Huskies with a 6-1 win. Russo, the leading scorer for Notre Dame, got the Irish on the...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Friday Prospect Report

The first real weekend of the second half of the 2014-2015 New York Islander prospect season was a busy one with ten seeing action. Now the push for the playoffs in both the NCAAs and the Canadian juniors gets serious not to mention that several prospects are looking to impress the Islanders enough to earn a contract. Ho-Sang Josh Ho-Sang (2014 first rd.) and his Niagara IceDogs...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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