Jakub Skarek | GP: 8 SV%: 0.920 GAA: 1.83
We all know about Ilya Sorokin’s quality. The fact that Sorokin has 0.920 SV% and a 1.57GAA isn’t surprising. We’ve come to expect that from the Russian goalie. It’s why he should be the Islanders number one priority in terms of a future shot-stopper.
But the Isles third-round pick from the 2018 NHL Draft, Jakub Skarek has been impressive as well. The Czech goalie is now playing in the Finnish Liiga for the Lahti Pelicans. In eight games he has a 0.920SV% and a 1.83GAA with a single shutout.
The 18-year-old was already making noise in the Czech league before the draft. Now in the Finnish Liiga, a higher caliber of play than the Czech league, Skarek is still impressing.
The New York Islanders clearly have Sorokin on the brain. As they should. But if Skarek continues this level of play, he could easily find himself as the next goalie on the minds of Islanders fans and
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The New York Islanders farm system must be an envy of the league. Not only do they have young talented players that could make the NHL roster today, but they have some ready in a year from now and a few years from that. Things look good for a while Isles fans.