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Islanders prospects update: Ben Mirageas moves up two spots

AMHERST, MA - NOVEMBER 9: Ben Mirageas #7 of the Providence College Friars celebrates after he scored a goal against the Massachusetts Minutemen during NCAA hockey at the Mullins Center on November 9, 2017 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Massachusetts won 5-2. (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)
AMHERST, MA - NOVEMBER 9: Ben Mirageas #7 of the Providence College Friars celebrates after he scored a goal against the Massachusetts Minutemen during NCAA hockey at the Mullins Center on November 9, 2017 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Massachusetts won 5-2. (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)
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Simon Holmstrom puts on a cap and jersey after being selected by the New York Islanders. (Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Prospect Rankings and Movement

Ben Mirageas  ↑ | William Dufour, Simon Holmstrom ↓

With two points for Providence, Mirageas’s career points-per-game at the college level is 0.1369 (46 points in 132 games). With the added defenseman bump I give in my rankings (because defensemen don’t score as often forwards), Mirageas jumps two spots in the standings.

He passes both William Dufour and Simon Holmstrom to jump to 20th overall.

It will be tough for Dufour to regain his previous spot because he plays in a lower-caliber league (Hockey East > QMJHL). Not to mention the fact that the Isles 2020 fifth-rounder is likely out for a few weeks with a knee injury.

He also won’t be able to compete in the AHL next season. He doesn’t turn 20 until Jan 2022. He’ll likely dominate the league when he gets back from injury and next season.

Simon Holmstrom could easily raise his ranking with some production at the AHL level. If the Sound Tigers start putting up points and getting W’s it’s a fair assumption to think Holmstrom will have played a part in that.

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