Countdown to NYI Camp: The Forwards

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/11/2007 07:34:00 PM |
Below is a rundown of the 35 forwards set to appear at Islanders Training Camp, which begins this Friday in Moncton.

35 forwards, 13 have one-way NHL contracts.

As with the review of the defenders, players signed over the summer who were not released to the public and some invites will be highlighted.

Shawn Bates
Sean Bentivoglio
Sean Bergenheim
Daryl Bootland

Justin Bourne
Son of Islanders legend Bob Bourne, Justin recently signed a minor league contract with the Islanders.

Kip Brennan

Marc Cavosie
Center/Right Wing
Born: Aug. 6 1981 -- Albany, NY
Height: 6"
Weight: 178

Cavosie comes to Camp as an invitee. A 2000 fourth round draft pick by the Minnesota Wid, Cavosie was a star at RPI from 1999-2002. In his third and final season, he led the team in scoring with 50 points in 36 games. Since then, he spent four years in the AHL with Houston and Philadelphia before spending last season in Sweden. In 2005-06 with the Phantoms, Cavosie tied his AHL career high in assists with 21.

Jeremy Colliton
Blake Comeau
Mike Comrie

Derek Damon
Left Wing
Born: Nov. 12, 1980 -- Bangor, ME
Height: 6'
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left

An undrafted Training Camp invitee, Damon didn't have to go far from his home in Bangor, Maine to attend the University of Maine in Orono. Following four productive years with the Black Bears, where he scored 15 goals and added 20 assists in his senior year, Damon played in three games with Lowell of the AHL to close out the 2005-06 season. Last year, Damon played his first full year of pro hockey, scoring 20 goals and adding 28 assists in 56 games for Florida of the ECHL. His 48 points was sixth best on the team.

Gordie Dwyer
Ruslan Fedotenko
Robin Figren

Chris Gaudet
Born: June 15, 1986 -- Memramcook, NB
Height: 6'
Weight: 191
Shoots: Left

Gaudet returns to his second Islanders Training Camp after getting an invite last year. Serving as Moncton's captain in the QMJHL captain, Gaudet played under Ted Nolan in 2005-06. Last season, Gaudet was 16-22-38 in 63 games with Moncton. He then played for Springfield of the AHL on a four-game tryout.

Max Gratchev
Bill Guerin

Tyler Haskins
Born: May 26, 1986 -- Madison, OH
Height: 6'
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right

Originally drafted by Detroit in the fifth round of the 2004 Entry Draft, Haskins has played in the OHL the past four years, splitting time between the Guelph Storm, the Toronto St. Michael's Majors and the Saginaw Spirit. During the 2006-07 season, ranked first on Saginaw with 60 assists and third in points with 71. Haskins also has a physical side, posting 90 penalty minutes, which ranked second on the team.

Andy Hilbert
Trent Hunter
Tim Jackman

Olivier Labelle
Right Wing
Born: July 15, 1985 -- St. Eustache, QC
Height: 6'
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right

Labelle is a 22-year old Camp invitee with one year of professional playing experience under his belt. Last year Labelle played in 74 games with Syracuse of the AHL and was 11-20-31, which placed him sixth in points on the team at season's end. A year prior, Labelle was second on his Acadie-Bathurst team of the QMJHL with 100 points. That same season, Labelle finished the postseason with 15 points in 17 games.

Tomas Marcinko
Masi Marjamaki
Frans Nielsen
Richard Park
Jason Pitton
Steve Regier
Miroslav Satan
Mike Sillinger
Jon Sim
Chris Simon
Trevor Smith
Jeff Tambellini
Josef Vasicek
Ben Walter