Islanders Summer Report Card: Anders Lee

 

Apr 2, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) scores his first career goal in front of Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) during the first period of his first career game during the first period of an NHL game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM OF LEARNING

 

Student Report

  • Name:  Anders Lee
  • Enrolled: 2013
  • Age: 22
  • Undergraduate: 2009
  • Days Absent : 46
  • Scholarship:  1 year remaining on entry level contract – $1,750,000
  • Achievements:    2 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 Pts, -3 Rating; First NHL Game Played, First NHL Goal, First NHL Assist, First NHL Point

 

Class List And Grade History

  • Skating:                       Incomplete
  • Shooting:                    Incomplete
  • Passing:                        Incomplete
  • Defense:                       Incomplete
  • Leadership:               Incomplete

 

Evaluator Comments:

Anders Lee arrived on Long Island behind a lot of hype. Since Garth Snow drafted him in the 6th round of the 2009 NH Entry Draft, Lee has exceeded all expectations during his four year-collegiate career at Notre Dame. For Islanders’ fans, this was extremely exciting. Leading up to his contract, Islanders’ fans were also extremely fearful that he would leave the Islanders because of the college loophole.

On April 1st, 2013, Islanders’ fans breathed a sigh of relief. Anders Lee signed a two-year entry-level deal with the Isles. It wasn’t an April Fools’ prank, either.

Lee, would go on to play two games for the Islanders. Making his debut on April 2nd, Lee would score his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot. Lee would win a battle for the puck along the endboards, and fire the puck past a screened and surprised Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets. Lee would also be on the ice for Winnipeg’s first two goals of the game, both at even strength.

In his second and final game of the season, Lee would assist on goal, but would also be on the ice for both of Tampa Bay’s goals in a 4-2 victory for the Islanders.

Anders still has some developing to do, but the Islanders expect Lee to carry over his leadership abilities and all-around hockey talents when he makes the big team’s roster for good. Expect him to spend parts of next season smoothing out some of the rougher edges to his game in Bridgeport, so he can get up to speed with the style of play in the NHL.

Professor Recommendations:

Send the kid to Bridgeport.

Anders Lee is highly-touted. He is also one of the most complete prospects within the Islanders’ system. He still has some work to do to reach NHL-level speed, but that comes with experience. If Anders Lee can log even one-half of a season in the AHL, he will benefit greatly.

 

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