Islander/NHL Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/16/2008 02:31:00 PM | | | | | |
USA Today: The latest prospect updates from Kyle Woodlief of Red Lind Report includes word came out of Niagara last week that defenseman Alex Pietrangelo is done for the season after being diagnosed with mononucleosis on April 6.

Note-Isles did have their in their profile of Pietrangelo a few days ago with even more information.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
The USA Today updates are infequent nor is there a feeder to link here from Mr Woodlief's section but his articles will be added to the prospect section.

A must read for all NHL fans year round and critical at draft-time.

Red Line Report's preliminary list of the top eligible prospects for the NHL's 2008 draft in Ottawa on June 21-22.


1 Steven Stamkos C 6-0/180 R 7-Feb-90 Sarnia
2 Nikita Filatov LW 6-0/172 R 25-May-90 CSKA
3 Drew Doughty D 6-0/213 R 8-Dec-89 Guelph
4 Zach Bogosian D 6-2/199 R 15-Jul-90 Peterborough
5 Alex Pietrangelo D 6-3/198 R 18-Jan-90 Niagara
6 Luke Schenn D 6-2/210 R 2-Nov-89 Kelowna
7 Mikkel Bdker RW 5-11/201 L 16-Dec-89 Kitchener
8 Colin Wilson C 6-1/203 L 20-Oct-89 Boston University
9 Kirill Petrov RW 6-3/218 L 13-Apr-90 Ak Bars Kazan
10 Cody Hodgson C 5-11/182 R 18-Feb-90 Brampton

Mississauga News : Reports Islander prospect Luciano Aquino of the Fort Wayne Komets was named IHL rookie of the year and this week was again named rookie of the week.

Aquino placed second in the league in scoring with 91 points, including 41 goals in 74 games is a seventh-round draft choice of the New York Islanders in the 2005 NHL entry draft.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Aquino used to play in Bridgeport, he is a restricted free agent this summer.

Wall Street Journal: Joe Mantone reports former Islander part owner Stephen Ross who today owns half the Miami Dolphins, said he no longer has any stake in the Islanders. He says his only interest and motivation was in the real estate and building a new arena there and that never took place. Reports Carolina Hurricanes winger Sergei Samsanov was resigned to a three year contract today worth 7.6 million. Samsonov will receive $2.3 million in 2008-09, $2.5 million in 2009-10 and $2.8 million in 2010-11.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
That cheering you hear in the background is from Miroslav Satan and his agent.