3 New York Islanders prospects in Bridgeport who are worth keeping an eye on

The New York Islanders prospects pool lacks dynamic playmakers, but there are a few in Bridgeport whose names fans must get familiar with.

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Some prospects pools just aren’t that inspiring, and unfortunately, the New York Islanders are that unlucky team. Scott Wheeler of The Athletic has this pool dead last in the rankings, but there are always playmakers or at least potential playmakers to keep an eye on for the rest of the season. 

The Isles are unfortunately going nowhere, thanks to their recent rough stretch, and the Bridgeport Islanders find themselves in the same predicament. But that shouldn’t even imply there aren’t prospects to watch in Bridgeport for the remainder of the season, as you may be looking at some future players on the big club. 

One player who looks as though he will be with the Islanders for at least the foreseeable future is Kyle MacLean, who got the call-up back in January. Since joining the Isles, MacLean has six points and three goals in 20 contests, logging fourth-line minutes while playing with an edge. 

Still plenty of talent to keep an eye on in the Islanders prospects pool

Samuel Bolduc is another one who proved to be worth keeping an eye on lately. After a 17-game stint last season on Long Island, Bolduc saw an additional 33 contests with the Isles, logging three points and playing a physical game while logging bottom-pairing minutes. 

MacLean and Bolduc aren’t the only two players who have spent time in Bridgeport this season who have been worth following, especially after they went on their respective stints with the Islanders. There are a few others worth watching as Bridgeport’s 2023-24 AHL season reaches its final month.

None of the prospects listed below are guaranteed to do much of anything should they make the NHL. But they either developed well or at least have the potential to develop into at least garnering consideration with the big club next season if there is room in the lineup. Let’s meet three Islanders prospects whose names you should know about.