Thursday, May 08, 2008

Spring Signings This Summer

Since the regular season has ended, the Islanders have been busy signing some future prospects to add more depth to the organization. It remains to be seen if these prospects turn into NHL stars. Some of these players include:

Jack Hillen: he played 2 games against the Rangers before graduating from Colorado College.
He's a puck moving defensman, and from what I've been able to gather, he reminds me of a Matt Schneider (former Islander).

Rob Hennigar: A center, Hennigar is a playmaking center who led and broke the team record in assists with 43, playing for the University of New Brunswick. He also captured the Canadian College Player of the Year.

Tomas Marcinko: 2006 4th round draft pick signed a three year entry level contract. Marcinko recorded 36 goals and 47 assists for 83 points in 104 career games in the OHL. From what I've been able to find, he's a good two-way forward with tons of experience from the World Junior Tournament games.

Robin Figren: 2006 3rd round pick, will be playing in the Swedish Elite league in 2008-2009.“We’ve seen Robin grow and develop into one of our top prospects over the past two seasons,” said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow. “He’ll spend a season in the Swedish Elite League, which is one of the top hockey leagues in the world, and as an organization we’re very comfortable with that. His development will only grow while playing with Djurgardens.”

Joel Rechlicz: The 6-4, 220 pound right winger is projected to be a tough as nails type of player and will bring toughness to the organizational depth chart.

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