Nick Pastujov | GP: 3 Pts: 4 (U of Michigan)
When it comes to prospects playing in the NCAA we all tend to focus on either Oliver Wahlstrom, the Isles first round pick from last season or Ruslan Iskhakov, the Isles second-round pick from 2018.
Lost in that is the number of other prospects at the collegiate level. Like Nick Pastujov. The New York Islanders drafted the forward in the seventh round of the 2016 NHL draft.
Last season he scored 15 points in 36 games for the University of Michigan. In three games this season he has four points. That’s just under a third of his production from the previous season in less than a tenth of the time.
If Pastujov can continue that production he might just find himself with an AHL deal come the end of the season. He’s currently in his third year of NCAA play and hasn’t signed an ELC with the Isles yet. If he doesn’t sign one after year four he’ll become an unrestricted free agent.
While you’re keeping an eye out for Oliver Wahlstrom and Ruslan Iskhakov check in on Nick Pastujov and U of Michigan at the same time.