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New York Islanders prospect Ruslan Iskhakov. Photo property of TPS. Used by permission of Eero Tuominen (TPS Head of Marketing and Communications).
New York Islanders prospect Ruslan Iskhakov. Photo property of TPS. Used by permission of Eero Tuominen (TPS Head of Marketing and Communications).
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New York Islanders prospect Ruslan Iskhakov #22 of the Russian Nationals (Photo by Dave Reginek/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

  • Ruslan Iskhakov (TPS)
    • Stats: 1A, 3SOG, 15:32TOI
    • Season stats: 47GP, 9G, 26A, 35Pts, 15:28ATOI
  • Reece Newkirk (Portland)
    • Stats: 1A, 3SOG, 57% FOW
    • Season stats: 5GP, 3G, 3A, 6Pts, 61%FOW
  • Logan Cockerill (BU)
    • Stats: 1A, 6SOG, 2PIM
    • Season stats:12GP, 5G, 5A, 10Pts
  • Collin Adams (UND)
    • Stats: 1G, 5SOG, 46%FOW
    • Season stats: 29GP, 14G, 20A, 34Pts
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers
    • Cole Bardreau: 2G
    • Jakub Skarek: 32 saves, 0.864SV%

Iskhakov is now 24th in scoring on the season, three points out of the top ten in the league. Fans have been asking when Bridgeport could see an influx of talent. Well, look out because 21-22 could be that year.

Not only could Ruslan Iskhakov be headed there in 21-22, but Robin Salo could be there, Bode Wilde should be as well. Collin Adams will certainly be signed for the year as could Reece Newkirk. None of these prospects are blue-chip players, but they are all very talented and have clearly outgrown the leagues they’re currently in.

Cockerill gave away a penalty shot for St Cloud State’s fourth goal in a 6-2 win over BU in the first round of the NCAA tournament. As I wrote earlier today, the BU captain could certainly be signed by the Isles soon, whether that’s to an NHL deal (and then going to Bridgeport) or signing an AHL deal.

The same goes for Collin Adams who ended his college career without an NCAA championship. His UND side was the favorite to win it this year and last year, thanks to the pandemic they couldn’t win it in 2020 and now, after a 5OT thriller, they were bounced before reaching the Frozen Four.

Bridgeport lost again by a score of 5-2. Cole Bardreau (who is no longer a prospect) scored both. The Sound Tigers were dominant through a good portion of the game but couldn’t translate that dominance into offense. More talent is desperately needed in order for this team to compete.

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