The NY Islanders have received the short end of the stick when it's come to their most recent news. As a result, any tidbit of good news is certainly something that should be celebrated. As we all know, the Islanders' prospect pool took a significant hit when general manager Lou Lamoriello traded Aatu Räty as part of a package that returned Bo Horvat. Recent performances from prospects such as Ruslan Iskhakov and Matthew Maggio have given the Islanders and their fans some hope that their pool of prospects is a little better than what some might believe. Add goaltender Tristan Lennox to that list as he's been named the OHL's goaltender of the week.
It's a second time honor for Lennox to be named the goaltender of the week this season. The Sanginaw Spirit goaltender went 3-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .926 save percentage this week helping the Spirit maintain home-ice advantage en route to the OHL playoffs. Lennox defeated the Soo Greyhounds, Guelph Storm, and Owen Sound, making a combined 75 saves across three games and allowing just six goals.
It was a good week for Lennox, however, his season has been less than ideal. In 38 games, he's recorded a 3.24 goals-against average and a .882 save percentage. He's backed by a solid team in the Spirit and as a result, Lennox boasts a 22-13-1 record.
The Islanders drafted Lennox in the third round of the 2021 NHL draft, 93rd overall. The 20-year-old is in his last OHL season before turning pro, so the Islanders will need to either sign him to the Bridgeport Islanders, or they'll need to re-assign him elsewhere to continue to develop.
For now, Jakub Skarek remains ahead of Lennox on the depth chart, however, neither are anywehrre near NHL ready, which is just fine as Ilya Sorokin has a firm grasp on the Islanders crease for a long, long time.