NY Islanders Prospect Report: Week of 1/16-1/22

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It's been a hectic two months for the Bridgeport Islanders as they have had a revolving door of players in their lineup, as the injuries continue to stack up for the NY Islanders.

The team is currently without Aatu Räty, Samuel Bolduc, Simon Hölmstrom, and Parker Wotherspoon, who are all with the big club as the Isles are slowly regaining their health.

Down in the junior ranks, a couple of trades have kicked two Islanders late-round picks into the next gear as their stock continues to rise.

Lets take a look at the week that was for some of the Islanders top prospects.

Matthew Maggio, Windsor Spitfires, OHL (5th Round, 2022)

Since the Windsor Spitfires acquired Shane Wright at the WHL trade deadline, Matthew Maggio has become one of OHL's most dangerous players.

With Wright centering the Isles' fifth-round pick in 2022, Maggio has racked up 10 points in six games (six goals, four assists) as the Spitfires have gone 5-1 since the trade.

Maggio is back as the top goal scorer in the OHL and now sits only three points back of Will Voit for the league's top point producer.

With 61 points (34 goals, 27 assists) in 40 games, Maggio is making his push for MVP in the OHL this season.

Daylan Kuefler, Kamloops Blazers, WHL (6th Round, 2022)

Out west, the Kamloops Blazers made one of the biggest splashes at the trade deadline when they acquired Olen Zellweger and Ryan Hofer. Though neither is centering Daylan Kuefler, both have thus far been positive acquisitions as the team has won four of five, with Kuefler producing four goals.

Unlike Maggio, Kuefler is not considered the star of this team, as that designation goes to Dallas Stars draft pick Logan Stankoven. This allows Kuefler, at times, to receive a more favorable matchup from the opposition, creating more chances for the 20-year-old.

Kuefler's positive play each night will be a major asset for Kamloops as they host the Memorial Cup.

William Dufour, Bridgeport Islanders, AHL (5th Round, 2020)

After a fantastic rookie campaign thus far, William Dufour was rewarded with his first crack at the NHL. Though it will be a night to remember, Dufour will not be satisfied with his play as he was responsible for two goals against.

Dufour managed only 6:48 of time on ice and was benched for the entirety of the third period.

After being sent back to Bridgeport, Dufour made an immediate impact for the reeling B-Isles, as he netted the only goal of the game in a 1-0 OT victory against the Rochester Americans. It was his 14th goal of the season as he is currently on pace to reach the 25-goal mark in his first season.

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