Islanders Prospects Review – Samuel Bolduc is on Fire
Collin Adams – 2016 6th Round, 170th pick
In his freshman and sophomore year with the University of North Dakota, Collin Adams produced 15 points over 58 games. Now in his junior season, Adams has 12 through 14 games. How did his production jump so much?
It’s likely has to do with the fact that Adams was moved to center after UND lost two of it’s senior centers to graduation.
"“Being center is more responsibility in your defensive zone, but you also get more puck touches. It was nice touching the puck a little more than you do as a winger. It also helps you on the offensive side. Being in the middle, you get more space and more time, so I liked it.”"
Ruslan Iskhakov – 2018 2nd Round, 43rd pick
He had a tough start to his North American career. He picked up a few points in his first game, but in-game number two he got leveled as he cut to the middle of the ice. The hit would send him to the hospital and forced him to miss a bit of time.
He’d finish the year with a respectable 21 points in 32 games. Now in his sophomore year, the small Russian forward (he’s 5’7″ 165lbs) has six points through ten games.
The second-round pick might have been on the small side of the game, but his potential was worth it. So far it looks like Iskhakov is as advertised.