Matthew Maggio, Windsor Spitfires, OHL (5th Round, 2022)
Even though it has been less than six months in which Matthew Maggio has been a member of the Islanders, he is already showing signs that he could have been a diamond in the rough for Lou Lamoriello. In his overage season, Maggio continues to light up the OHL with 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in the team's first 15 games. His pace of 1.47 PTS/G is ahead of his 1.29 PTS/G last season wh he finished with 85 points.
Maggio's Windsor Spitfires team managed a 1-1 record last week, with Maggio scoring the GWG in the Spitfires' win against the Peterborough Petes. Nodded up at 2-2, Maggio knocked the puck out of the air with the shaft of his stick, keeping the puck in the zone for Windsor. As play continued, Maggio drifted into the slot and unleashed a one-timed snapshot off a pass from the goal line, beating the goaltender on the far side and giving the Spitfires a 3-2 lead with 3:06 remaining.
It would be Maggio's only point of the week as he now sits tied for 11th in OHL scoring.
Daylan Kuefler, Kamploops Blazers, WHL (6th Round, 2022)
Aside from Maggio, the Isles also selected overage player Daylan Kuefler in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Like, Maggio, Kuefler is off to a hot start with the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL.
Kamloops was back in action this week after having last week off. In the team's first game of the week, Kuefler failed to register a point in the Blazers' 2-1 defeat to the Seattle Thunderbirds but registered six shots on goal.
Saturday, the Blazers hosted the Kelowna Rockets, where Kuefler left his mark on the game. Finding the assist column twice, each on the power play, Kuefler received the puck at the goal line just to the right of the net. Kuefler made a great pass to Connor Levis, who buried a goal from the edge of the crease.
Kuefler is up to 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in the teams first 12 games this season.
Isaiah George, London Knights, OHL (4th round, 2022)
Since essentially making his debut two weeks ago, the struggling London Knights have been finding their groove with the return of Isaiah George.
The Knights, who have won four in a row, won all three of there games last week. Though he was left off the score sheet last week, George is one of the backbones of the Knights' defense.
George's best game came against Maggio's Spitfires when the Knights visited Windsor, leaving with a 6-1 victory. George contributed three shots on goal and finished with a +3 rating on the night.