Williams Signs His Entry Level Contract With Islanders

If you have been a regular reader of this space, then the news that Stephon Williams choosing to give up his senior season at Minnesota State to sign with the New York Islanders was no surprise. For most of the season as Williams was dominating the WCHA and posting numbers that had him at the top of NCAA goalie ranking, it was becoming clear that Williams was proving that he was...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospect Report: Win or Go Home – The Big Upset

The New York Islanders prospects have had a mixed set of performances so far in the playoff season but none matched the upset of the NCAA Tournament when Stephon Williams (2013 fourth rd.) and his Minnesota State Mavericks were knocked out by RIT 2-1 in the opening round of the Midwest Regional Semifinal. The number one seed in the tournament taken out by the 16th seed. RIT or Rochester...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Low Risk – High Reward On Motte

Forgive me but I have had quite the laugh watching how so many are making such a big deal over the New York Islanders signing one Connor James Motte, who until last week, was playing goal at Ferris State of the WCHA. Please just relax and realize that this is smart signing by the Islanders irregardless of if Motte even suits up for the Islanders or not. You want to talk about Motte...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospects Almost Have The Perfect Day

The New York Islanders prospects had a lot to like about their performances on Saturday as they nearly had a perfect day. Conference titles were decided and Islander prospects won three conference championships and they will also wind up with the expected top two seeds in the NCAA tournament. In the juniors, only one prospect will not make the postseason but that was expected....
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Extended Islanders Prospect Update

Special Forward: To most of you, CapGeek was the one honest place to go when you wanted to know how much space a team had available under the NHL’s salary cap. Before there was CapGeek there was Matthew Wuest, hockey writer, whose love of the game helped a new guy learn the prospect world. Never met him in person but if not for his contributions in 2004, then you are not reading...
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March 21, 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

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

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

Race For the Playoffs Islanders Prospects Edition

As the race for the playoffs heats up some of the performances by the New York Islanders prospects are giving hints as to which players like the big games and which seem to disappear. This is the time of the year where one really needs to be either insane or a total math geek in order to breakdown all of the possibilities when it comes to playoff seeding or even making them. If you...
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February 28, 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

Dal Colle Continues To Produce Big Numbers

A mixture of results for Friday night for the New York Islanders prospects as their teams are jockeying for playoff positioning or for a couple, the hope of an ATO (Amateur Tryout) contract in the hopes of earning a professional contract from the Islanders. But before we get to the results how about a fun fact that Islander fans will like to see? The Islanders have six prospects...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Saturday Night From The Prospect Park

The Saturday night report for the New York Islander prospects is going to read a bit like the Friday night report as the same two players lead off the report. But first we need to extend congratulations to Michael Dal Colle (2014 first rd) and his Oshawa Generals as they became the first team in the OHL to clinch a playoff spot. The Generals have the best record in the OHL. Tonight’s...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Youth Served Well: Friday Night From The Prospect Park

The Friday night New York Islander prospect report finds the NCAA prospects once again leading the way. It might be a case of the upper level prospects playing the tougher more professional style of scheduling and those prospects have hit a bit of a wall. NCAA prospects rarely ever play more than two games in a week while the Canadian junior schedules have plenty of three games in...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 2/2/15

This morning, the New York Islanders will get back to work after Super Bowl Sunday, as they prepare to take on the Florida Panthers tomorrow night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Losers of two straight, New York will look to right the ship against a team coming off a back to back scenario, as the Panthers are in Manhattan tonight to take on the New York Rangers. It also...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Williams Continues To Dominate NCAA

Saturday night was a great advertisement for why NCAA hockey is so very entertaining to watch and the New York Islanders Prospects who play in the NCAAs helped put on the show. The funny thing though was that the outcomes of the games was a repeat performance in one game and almost the same in the other. Williams Continues Hot Play Stephon Williams (2013 fourth rd) and the third...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

School Daze: Islanders NCAA Prospects Shine

The Friday night New York Islanders report is headlined by a couple of prospects who have been too quiet this season. By too quiet we mean they have not had the kind of impact that their team was needing from them. Overall it was not a bad evening but it was hurt by a suspension and an injury. Taylor Cammarata (2013 third rd.) was looked upon to have a strong season after a good...
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January 31, 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

Dal Colle Continues To Shine

Friday night was a “good news”, “not so good news” kind of evening for the New York Islander prospects. The “good news” is that the two prospects who have been having excellent seasons, Michael Dal Colle (2014 first rd.) of the Oshawa Generals and Stephon Williams (2013 fourth rd.) kept up their high level of play. The “not so good news” starts with an almost automatic...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

With new coach, attitude, all goals attainable for No. 1 Minnesota State

Brett Stern said he didn't know any better as a freshman at Minnesota State University-Mankato and a newcomer to the Mavericks hockey team. Minnesota State had been through four straight losing seasons and eight in nine seasons. Mike Hastings took over as the coach of the men's hockey program for Stern's sophomore season in 2012-13 and asked his new team about its goals. Stern remembers...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Islander Goalie Prospects Save the Night

Friday night was a pretty good evening for the New York Islander prospects from a performance standpoint but not a good one in terms of wins. The 2013 goalie draft picks Eamon McAdam (2013 third rd.) of Penn State and Stephon Williams (2013 fourth rd.) of Minnesota State both played well sending a message that the Islanders have more than the two goalie prospects from the 2014 draft...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Top Shelf: 1/12/15

Things are about to pick up around here. The New York Islanders and the New York Rangers are one day away from renewing their rivalry, preparing for their second game, of five, against each other this season; however, this is no ordinary matchup between the two. Only five points apart in the middle of January, both New York teams will be clawing away at each other to better position...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Saturday Night’s All Right For Prospects

The New York Islander prospect report for Saturday night was a pretty good one with a couple of strong performances. The twin goalies out of the 2013 draft share top billing as they both led their respective teams to wins. McAdam Shines First Goalie Eamon McAdam (2013 third rd.) got the start in-goal for his Penn State Nittnay Lions as they took on Ohio State in the second game...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Friday Islanders Prospect Report

The first New York Islanders prospect hockey of the New Year had a little of everything as the prospects and their teams tried to ring in their new year with some positive results. Half of those who played were able to win while those who did not are going back to the drawing board. Josh Ho-Sang (2014 first rd.) was the star on Friday as he led his Niagara IceDogs to an important...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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