Islanders prospects daily: Ljungkrantz makes Sweden mini-camp team

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EAST MEADOW, NEW YORK – JANUARY 04: Dmytro Timashov #41 of the New York Islanders practices during training camp at Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park on January 04, 2021 in East Meadow, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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

  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers
    • Kyle MacLean
      • Stats: 1G, 3SOG
      • Season stats: 13GP, 2G, 1A, 3Pts
    • Dmytro Timashov
      • Stats: 2PIM, 5SOG
      • Season stats: 12GP, 2G, 4A, 6Pts

Another loss for the Sound Tigers over the Providence Bruins. This time by a score of 2-1.

Ken Appleby was solid enough in nets for the Sound Tigers, stopping 23 of 25 shots. The first goal he “allowed” was on a scramble in front of the net that should have been dealt with by the d-men in front of him.

Kyle MacLean, an undrafted player signed out of juniors scored his second goal of the year. Which was the only scoring done by the Sound Tigers on the day. Timashov brought in via trade with the Detroit Red Wings, had a number of looks but couldn’t bury one.

When I’ve seen him play I can see a speedy winger who can find space out there but his decision-making is subject at times. He’ll often opt for a low percentage shot rather than kick the puck to an open teammate.

Note: Alex Ljungkrantz was selected for Sweden’s Team 19 (U19) mini camp sqaud. He’s one of 10 forwards on the team. The camp will run from April 12 to April 18. His inclusion in the squad means Sweden’s World Juniors coach Tomas Monten still has his eye on the Islanders prospect from the 2022 tournament.

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