Prospect Rankings and Movement
With a point yesterday, he’s narrowing the gap between the fourth spot in the standings and his fifth spot. Ahead of him is Mitch Vande Sompel. Remember that this is ranking is based on scoring rates only. On that alone, MVS is slightly ahead of Salo. But I’d easily rank the Finnish d-man ahead of the Isles third-round pick in 2015.
To see him ranked 16th on my list is still surprising. He’s a good player who’s scored at a fairly decent rate over the last two years. He ranks next to Kyle MacLean (15) and Blade Jenkins (17) is a bit odd, both seem to be depth players for the Sound Tigers while you’d expect Adams to be able to step into a top-six role with the Isles AHL squad once he turns pro.
This just goes to show that these rankings aren’t perfect. They provide a good picture of where players are at in the system and that’s about it for now.
He’s ranked 10th in my rankings, which is quite low considering I had him sixth in my top 25 under 25 from a few months ago. His stock has taken quite a fall as a fringe player in the Islanders system. He’s bounced up and down from the AHL and NHL and was even a healthy scratch of late by Brent Thompson for what can only be performance issues.
Hopefully, he can turn it around. The big Finn had a lot of promise just a year ago.