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New York Islanders Roster Power Rankings Mathew Barzal On Top

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 22, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 22, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 16: Cal Clutterbuck #15 of the New York Islanders skates with the puck in the second period against the New Jersey Devils during their game at Barclays Center on January 16, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

13. Cal Clutterbuck (RW)

Shy of that hit that generated a goal against the Nashville Predators Cal Clutterbuck hasn’t generated much in terms of production. (And maybe that disallowed goal against Anaheim.

But to be fair, the Cizikas, Martin, and Clutterbuck look like one of the better lines for the Isles. So there’s that. The points might not be there, but his impact on the ice is felt. Unfortunately, points kind of matter.

14. Leo Komarov (LW/RW)

He has one point so far, but to be fair he wasn’t brought in to be a scorer. He was brought in to help that God-awful penalty kill from last season. So far that’s working with an 84.6 percent penalty kill.

While his impact on the PK is great, let’s not get too excited at Komarov’s overall impact. At 5on5 he’s still a liability, and last I checked team still play the majority of the game at 5on5.

15. Scott Mayfield (D)

Scott Mayfield impact on the New York Islanders is often forgotten. Let’s not mince words, Mayfield isn’t a top pair player. But when paired on the New York Islanders third pairing Mayfield’s skills are better utilized.

He’s a big body who isn’t shy to use it, he’s responsible in his own end, and can even add some offense. He’s got a 2.63 points/60 so far this short season as well as a 0.95 points/60 last season. But Mayfield can’t help when he’s scratched for half of the season so far.

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