As November wraps up, there’s been some mixed early season results from the prospects of the NY Islanders. As junior leagues and leagues across Europe prepare for holiday breaks, these players have just a few weeks to impress before the pause in play.
Here’s a look at some of the Islanders prospects and how they’re faring so far this season:
Ruslan Iskhakov, Bridgeport Islanders
Iskhakov has by far been the Islanders' most successful prospect at the AHL level this season. He leads the team in goals (6) and points (15) but doesn’t seem any closer to a call-up due to the backlog at the center position for the Isles.
Matthew Maggio, Bridgeport Islanders
There was plenty of hype surrounding Maggio heading into his first professional season and he hasn't lived up to the hype just yet. He has three goals and three assists through 17 games but still has plenty of time to get the ball rolling.
William Dufour, Bridgeport Islanders
Only appearing in nine games this season, Dufour has a goal and two assists so far. He’s currently away from the team for personal reasons with no timetable to return.
Justin Gill, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
The Islanders 5th round pick in 2023 has been tearing up the QMJHL, leading the league in points (44) and assists (29) while adding 15 goals. He was named QMJHL forward of the moment for September/October.
Danny Nelson, University of Notre Dame
The Islanders top draft pick from last year is off to a fantastic start to his collegiate career. He’s currently second in scoring for the Fighting Irish in points (12) behind Chicago Blackhawks prospect Landon Slaggert and tenth in the Big 10 in assists (10).
Alex Jefferies, Merrimack College
Jefferies made his season debut on Nov. 11 after missing the first month of the season with an injury. He’s been on fire since touching the ice with 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists) in eight games, including a five point night against UCONN.
Calle Odelius, Djurgardens
The Isles second round pick from 2022 will be missing from action for three months after suffering a fractured ankle.