The New York Islanders announced today that Ville Pokka has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.
Pokka, 19, scored 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) in 54 games with Karpat during his third full season in the Liiga (Finland). The Tornio, Finland, native was named one of three finalists for the top defenseman in the league. Pokka added 11 points (two goals, nine...
Finland's #12 Ville Pokka (Andre Ringuette HHOF/IIHFImages) So all those who predicted that Ville Pokka (NYI 2012 2nd) and Finland would knock off Griffin Reinhart (NYI 2012 1st) and Adam Pelech (NYI 2012 3rd)'s Canadian team 5-1 in the semifinals of the World Under-20 Championships please stand up so we can laugh at you for lying. I however did predict that Sweden would...
Ah so we have arrived at 2014 and for the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects; other than Anthony Duclair of the Quebec Remparts, everyone needs to start working much harder if any goals of winning regardless of gold in Malmo or raising a cup in London in May will be possible.Individuals played OK but their teams could not play a solid all around game (except Erie sorry...
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We have hit the halfway point on the top ten countdown, and coming in at number five on Islander Country's Top Ten Prospects in the Islanders' System is 2012 2nd round pick (34th overall), Finnish defenseman, Ville Pokka.
Day 2 of the USA Evaluation camp ended with a split decision with Team White shutting down Finland 5-2 and Team Blue falling to Sweden 4-3. Another Islander prospect played well as Taylor Cammarata (2013 3rd) had a 1-2-3 effort including the game winning goal. The Islander prospects have looked good so far although yesterday's hero Ville Pokka of Finland was ejected...
Why look it is August 4th and the prospect hockey season is underway with the USA Hockey summer evaluation camp for the Under-20 players. This year's camp has Team USA being joined by Canada, Finland and Sweden in a series of exhibition games designed to help the coaches of the 4 national teams get an idea who might be looked at for the 2014 World Under-20 Championships...
The following players were made âbona fideâ offers today by the NY Islanders:
LOIC LEDUC DEFENSEMAN - NYI
HEIGHT: 6' 6"
BORN: JUN 14, 1994 (AGE 18)
BIRTHPLACE: MERCIER, QC, CANADA
DRAFTED: NYI / 2012 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
ROUND: 4TH (103RD OVERALL) PROSPECT BIO
DEFENSEMAN - NYI