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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 25: <> at Nassau Coliseum on February 25, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 25: <> at Nassau Coliseum on February 25, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – JUNE 22: Samuel Bolduc poses after being selected 57th overall by the New York Islanders during the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 22, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images)

Prospects Rankings and Movement

I haven’t done this in a little while. With so few games over this stretch, there wasn’t too much movement. But with about a week of games, there’s a bit of jockeying in my prospect rankings. Here are some of the playings moving up and down.

Samuel Bolduc ↓ no.7: 

The rookie-pro has dropped three spots in my rankings. That’s due to a few games without production at the AHL level. I’d still have him easily in my top 5 where I to also consider development, something my rankings don’t account for.

One of the players that leapfrogged Bolduc is Bode Wilde. Is having a tougher time at the AHL level but his stellar production at the OHL level bumps him up in my rankings. The OHL is rated considerably higher than the QMJHL.

Mitchell Vande Sompel ↑ no.4:

Vande Sompel has three points over his last four games. After missing last season due to injury the 2015 third-round pick is having an alright year. He’s nowhere near the 0.5 points/game he had three seasons ago (his first year as a pro).

He’s an AHL veteran now, he’s in what should be his fourth year of pro hockey. I’m not sure he’d crack an NHL squad for another organization, but the 5’10” puck-mover has some skill and could very well make an OK bottom pair guy on a team in need of talent on the blue line.

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