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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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PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 11: A view of center ice before the game between the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the St. Cloud State Huskies at Consol Energy Center on April 11, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 11: A view of center ice before the game between the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the St. Cloud State Huskies at Consol Energy Center on April 11, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Prospects (and players in the system) in Action Today

  • Reece Newkirk (Winterhawks)
  • Frozen Four Selection

Back-to-back games for Newkirk. After sitting out so long I know he’s happy to be back and playing so frequently. His sights are firmly set on that pro-contract this year. He’s a big part of that Portland team. He probably can’t carry them to glory alone, but he can certainly be a leader on the ice and the scoresheet for them.

Today is Frozen Four Selection day for DIV 1 NCAA hockey. The selection committee will pick 16 teams to face off in single-elimination games to eventually work their way towards the frozen four and an NCAA title. (The selection show starts at 7PM ET on ESPNU.)

As the top-ranked team in the country, North Dakota U (Collin Adams) is expected to play and be a favorite for the tournament. NDU already took the NCHC regular-season title and the division’s tournament, they can, and are looking to complete the NCAA treble.

The only other team featuring a New York Islanders prospect with a chance of making the tournament is Boston University. Captained by Logan Cockerill, they finished second in Hockey East’s truncated regular season.

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