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Islanders prospects: Top 10 and positional depth charts

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JANUARY 30: Oliver Wahlstrom #26 of the New York Islanders looks on during a time out in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on January 30, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JANUARY 30: Oliver Wahlstrom #26 of the New York Islanders looks on during a time out in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on January 30, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Arnaud Durandeau #21 of the Halifax Mooseheads skates against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Forwards

  1. Kieffer Bellows (LW)
  2. Oliver Wahlstrom (RW)
  3. Ruslan Iskhakov (C)
  4. Otto Koivula (C)
  5. Arnaud Durandeau (LW)
  6. Cole Coskey (RW)
  7. Alex Jefferies (LW)
  8. Blade Jenkins (LW)
  9. Kyle MacLean (LW)
  10. Felix Bibeau (C)

What helps Bellows is that incredible production rate at the WHL level (1.32 Pts/G). It’s the only reason he’s at the top of the list here. Without that Oliver Wahlstrom jumps above him.

You might be asking yourself where Collin Adams is? The recent University of North Dakota grad isn’t in this top ten even though I’ve spent a ton of time praising him. He just missed out on this ranking. He came in at number eleven.

That’s mainly due to the NCAA’s low ranking. Even though the NCHC is the top conference in the league it still ranks well below the AHL where most of these players are. The only two exceptions are Ruslan Iskhakov and Alex Jefferies.

You probably know all about Iskhakov’s play at the Liiga level for TPS. Suffice to say he’s grown a lot in his first year as a pro and is ready for the next step.

Jefferies is in his first year of college hockey but has already had a great start. His ten points in 12 games even got him a nod for the Hobey Baker trophy. He’s a nice pickup at the 2020 draft (4th round pick).

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