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New York Islanders November Prospects Report

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The 2015-16 season is well underway for both the pros and the prospects. Although the pros have so far had an average season at best, the promise of their prospects this season has offered more hope. Let’s take a look at the New York Islanders’ top prospects and how they are doing so far this season.

Michael Dal Colle

Dal Colle, who was supposed to challenge for a spot on the Islanders this season, is playing his final season in the OHL with the reigning Memorial Cup champions, Oshawa Generals. After a 93-point campaign last year, he only put up one goal in the first 14 games of the season. However, he has started to turn things around and put up seven points in his last three games.

Mathew Barzal

The 18-year-old has really stepped it up for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL this year. With 25 points in 14 games, he is slowly turning out to be a great steal for the Islanders as the 16th pick in last year’s draft. Look for him to have a great shot at making the Islanders out of training camp next year.

Anthony Beauviller

Beauviller is another 2015 Isles first-round pick who has stepped it up this year for his junior hockey team. He is arguably playing even better than Barzal at the moment, showing off consistent play, leadership, and effectiveness on the QMJHL’s Shawinigan Cataractes. He has 31 points in 16 games.

Josh Ho-Sang

How is the Islanders most controversial player doing this season after getting demoted before training camp started? Well, he is putting up pretty respectable numbers with the Niagara IceDogs so far. With 26 points in 17 games, he is on pace for career highs. Maybe the demotion motivated him.

Goalies

Chris Gibson has put up good numbers so far with Bridgeport, but the team’s stellar defence could be a reason why. He still needs to take that next step to show he is capable of playing in the NHL. Eamon McAdam, the 70th overall pick in 2013, has shown some improvement with Pennsylvania State U. 2015 pick Ilya Sorokin has been amazing in the KHL so far this season, sporting a 0.953 SV% and 1.08 GAA, while backstopping CSKA Moscow. Stephon Williams has not shown his flashes of promise like last year, but is still putting up respectable numbers.

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