New York Islanders Prospect Scores In World Junior Summer Showcase
The New York Islanders have some prospects in the World Junior Summer Showcase, including Otto Koivula who scored a nice goal last night.
If you’re craving hockey during the summer your best bet is to tune into the World Junior Summer Showcase, and maybe get a look at one of the New York Islanders prospects. Last night, Finland took on USA.
Team USA ended up winning the game by a score of 4-3, but Otto Koivula had a big impact for Finland in the loss.
The former Isles fourth round selection scored in the second period to give Finland a 2-1 lead over the Americans. Here’s what the goal looked like:
It was a nice play by Koivula going to the front of the net for a high scoring chance after being left alone. He buried it with ease giving his team the one goal lead, Finland’s first lead of the day.
My only other question is what was nice the goal or his celebration?
I hope the dab never dies. It’s always entertaining to see it in a cele whether it’s meant to be ironic or not.
The six-foot-four 220 pound winger still plays in Finland. Last year for Ilves he put up 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 50 games. He’s still just 18-years old so don’t expect to see him making the move over to North America anytime soon.
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Although a positive sign is that he was named rookie of the year last year in his league. Pretty impressive stuff from the youngster. Maybe the Isles found a diamond in the rough in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.