New York Islanders Daily: Two Mini Camp Standouts
With mini camp underway, we get a chance to see some guys who we don’t know a ton about. The New York Islanders see a couple of unexpected standouts.
With names like Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Ho-Sang and Michael Dal Colle at mini camps it’s easier for these lesser name guys to get looked past. But, according to Arthur Staple, there’s been a couple of standouts so far.
Both of them were drafted in the 2014 draft. Of course you probably think Michael Dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang are the answer. Well, they are both impressive but we are talking about Linus Soderstrom and Devon Toews.
Soderstrom (the goalie prospect that isn’t named Ilya Sorokin) is the Sweedish goalie, who played with HV71 last year. He’s got one more year with HV71 then it seems like he will be North America bound and can certainly be in the mix to be a tandem with Thomas Greiss.
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The other is Devon Toews. Toews is older for a prospect, he’s 23 years old and has yet to see any NHL action, but don’t sleep on him. Expect Toews to get a shot at the big club this year. Last year in the AHL he put up an impressive 46 points.
If Scott Mayfield or Adam Pelech don’t pan out Toews will fill in just fine. Doug Weight said this about him to Newsday:
"“He’s played himself into a great conversation,” Weight said of Toews. “We have some great depth on D and it allows you to do some things like we saw last week. Confident kid, great skater, puck mover. When you play like that you’re going to get a look for sure.”"
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