NY Islanders Prospect Report: Week of 11/28 - 12/2

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Playing in the toughest division in the AHL, the Bridgeport Islanders continue to prove that the run they are on is no fluke and that the team that squeaked into the playoffs last year is a team to be reckoned with in 2022-23. The minor league club of the NY Islanders continues to be one of the surprises in the AHL this season.

Over the past few weeks, it has become a bit of an oddity to see the B-Isles fail to secure at least a point every time they hit the ice. With 32 points lodged so far, Bridgeport sits in third place in the Atlantic Division, which is also good enough for third in the Eastern Conference.

Last week we saw some names who have been missing from the score sheet reappear once again. However, as the injuries begin to rack up for the NHL Islanders, familiar names on the B-Isles roster are beginning to disappear.

Simon Hölmstrom seems to be sticking around with the big club for a bit as Kyle Palmieri continues to recover from an upper-body injury and Hudson Fasching looks like he may be a regular for a bit as Cal Clutterbuck's timetable is unsure. As roster tinkering becomes significant, it will be interesting to see if the B-Isles can maintain their run of play.

Another big name who missed each game last week was Aatu Räty, as the Isles' top prospect has been out with a non-Covid related illness.

Across Canada and the US, Isles prospects had an above-average week, and we even added a new name to our prospect report with the top goaltender in the OHL for November.

Lets check out the week that was for the Islanders top prospects

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

It seems like each week we are mentioning how Matthew Maggio continues to fill out the score sheet, with last week being no different.

Maggio finished the week with three points (one goal, two assists) as the Windsor Spitfires steamrolled through the competition. The Spitfires captain led the way as Windsor went 3-0 on the week, winning by five, four, and three, respectively.

Maggio remains a top-15 point producer in the OHL with 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) in 23 games this season. Aside from the personal accolades, Maggio also has the team in third place in the OHL's Western Conference with an OHL championship and a place in the Memorial Cup on the mind of the Isles 2022 draft pick.

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