Nino Niederreiter, Kirill Kabanov, Brock Nelson, Travis Hamonic, Kirill Petrov and several other young Islanders draft picks will hit the ice at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the first time at Prospect Camp on Wednesday.
Players arrived on Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday, two groups will each skate and participate in drills for an hour at the Coliseum.
Among the other leading prospects scheduled to participate: goalies Mikko Koskinen and Anders Nilsson; defensemen Tony DeHart, Matt Donovan, Aaron Ness and Shane Sims; and forwards Casey Cizikas, Matt Martin, Rhett Rakhshani and David Ullstrom. Listed as “injured” are goaltender Kevin Poulin and defensemen Calvin de Haan and Mark Katic.
In a nice touch, the Islanders have also invited several non-roster players from Long Island to participate, and the captain of Japan’s Under-18 national team.
After an off-ice day on Friday, the Islanders will host a scrimmage at 7:00 pm at the old barn on Hempstead Turnpike. Tickets are $10. Details can be found at www.newyorkislanders.com.