NY Islanders Prospect Report: Week of 11/20-11/27

2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Round 2-7
2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Round 2-7 / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages
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As we are just past the quarter-way mark of the season, the NY Islanders AHL affiliate Bridgeport Islanders are continuing to rack up the points. Currently sitting in third place in the Atlantic Division with 28 points (12-3-4), the B-Isles went 2-0-1 last week and are only two points out of first place.

Goals are seemingly coming easy for the B-Isles as the team has the highest goal total (69) in all of the AHL while maintaining to sit middle of the pack in goals allowed (60).

Aside from being one of the best teams in the AHL this season, the B-Isles saw their first call-up to the big club as Simon Hölmstrom made his NHL debut last week against the Edmonton Oilers.

Hölmstrom is replacing the injured Kyle Palmieri and immediately saw action on the Isles' top line playing alongside Mat Barzal. In only his second NHL game, Hölmstrom scored his first career point, assisting on an Oliver Wahlstrom goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

As we enter the holiday season and temperatures begin to drop, plenty of Isles prospects look to remain hot as the season continues to roll on.

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

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

It was a rough week for Matthew Maggio's Windsor Spitfires, as the team managed to collect only one point in its three games last week. Playing in an extremely challenging West Division, the Spitfires are sitting in third place with 28 points (12-6-3-1).

Though the team may have cooled down a bit last week, Maggio certainly has not. The 20-year-old tallied four more points on the week (one goal, three assists) to bring his season total to 28 (13 goals, 15 assists).

Maggio's best performance of the week came in Windsor's overtime loss to the Flint Firebirds last Friday. Maggio had a hand in all three Spitfires' goals, with a goal and three assists.

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