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Islanders prospects daily: Oliver Wahlstrom now top prospect

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - MARCH 02: Oliver Wahlstrom #26 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal in the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on March 02, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey.Due to COVID-19 restrictions a limited number of fans are allowed to attend. The New York Islanders defeated the New Jersey Devils 2-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - MARCH 02: Oliver Wahlstrom #26 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal in the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on March 02, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey.Due to COVID-19 restrictions a limited number of fans are allowed to attend. The New York Islanders defeated the New Jersey Devils 2-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders propsect Reece Newkirk #12 sits on the boards after fist bumping Jake Gricius #14 of the Portland Winterhawks (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Here’s your daily recap of yesterday’s games, updates, and rankings for New York Islanders prospects and players within the system.

Welcome to your daily recap for New York Islanders prospects! You’ll find an update on stats from prospects in action yesterday, a round-up of who’s playing today, and I’ll tell you how some of those prospects in action yesterday are doing in my prospects rankings.

Prospect Update from Yesterday

  • Reece Newkirk (Winterhawks)
    • Stats: 1G (PP), 1A, 4SOG
    • Season stats: 2GP, 2G, 1A, 3Pts
  • Ruslan Iskhakov (TPS)
    • Stats: 3SOG, 12:52TOI
    • Season stats: 9G, 25A, 34Pts, 15:28 ATOI
  • Matias Rajaniemi (Pelicans)
    • Stats: 1SOG, 16:09TOI
    • Season stats: 3G, 6A, 9Pts, 15:37 ATOI

It’s been a strong start to the WHL season for Reece Newkirk. He picked up two points in his second game of the WHL season this year putting him at three in two games. It’s still early to see if that’s how he’ll perform all year long, but I wouldn’t suspect he slows down any time soon. He’s outgrown the WHL and is ready to go pro.

No point in a 4-3 win over Assat means no new scoring streak for Iskhakov. Not that it matters to him, his team won.

(Side note on the game, former Islanders prospect Linus Soderstrom was in net for Assat. He’s been ‘OK’ in Finland with a 2.73GAA and 0.904SV% on the year.)

Rajaniemi didn’t put up any points against Jukurut, but that’s fine. He’s not an offensive-first d-man. He’s more of a stay-at-home guy with some offensive upside. I keep harping on this (because I feel it’s important), he’s still very young. He only turns 19 in September.

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