The Morning Skate: Cammarata Scores Twice

There’s not a whole lot going on in the hockey world at the moment, but one thing that is happening are World Junior camp scrimmages. Along with a whole slew of defenders, the Islanders also have a forward in the mix; 2013 third round pick Taylor Cammarata.

Monday against Finland, Cammarata notched two goals and an assist. This was coming off a game on Sunday where he didn’t feel that he had his legs. NHL.com caught up with him:

“I was a little fatigued [Sunday],” Cammarata said. “… It’s pretty fast. [Sunday] it felt like Sweden had five guys back all the time so you don’t have much time to make a play.”

“It’s taken me a couple days to get used to things,” he said. “I’m still rusty because it’s summer, but today I felt really good on the ice. … Today we had a morning skate and I felt pretty good there. Got a little nap in and I felt pretty good.”

Cammarata did survive the latest round of cuts for USA Hockey although there are still more of those to come. It’s a good sign to see another prospect contributing and of course it needs to be taken in context; it is only one game and it is on the bigger Olympic ice surface, which may be better suited to Cammarata’s speedy game. He’s headed to Minnesota in the fall, so we still have quite a few more years for him to develop and for us to debate the merits of his game.

ALSO: Matt Moulson’s summer kids camp in Connecticut… A pretty good line for Clutterbuck autographs yesterday… And expect to hear a lot about the Yankee Stadium outdoor game, as there is a media availability promoting the event tomorrow…