From Islanders Authorized: Islander prospects Rhett Rakhshani and Blake Kessel have been named All-Americans for the 2009-10 college hockey season.
Rakhshani, who will play in Game 1 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers opening round series of the Calder Cup Playoffs Wednesday against the Hershey Bears, was named a West First Team All-American. The Huntington Beach, California native finished his fourth and final year at Denver University with 21 goals and 29 assists for 50 points. Kessel completed his sophomore year with the New Hampshire Wildcats, scoring 38 points (10 goals and 28 assists). The Verona, Wisconsin native was named an East Second Team All-American.
Good news for Islanders fans and the organization. More news to come as the day moves along, but you can now add Kessel to the plethora of defensive prospects who are prospering in there respective clubs.