In what feels like the return of an annual rite, the New York Islanders are struggling at the NHL level, but their prospects in the pipeline are earning some praise:
Strome tallied five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 12 games for Bridgeport during the month.
Strome began November with a breakout performance, tying a Sound Tigers franchise record for points in a game (5) with two goals and three assists in a 7-1 win at Worcester on Nov. 1.
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Further down the pipeline, future farmhands Griffin Reinhart and Adam Pelech have earned expected invitations to Team Canada's 25-man camp roster for the World Junior Championship. The camp will be held Dec. 12-15. The tournament itself will be in Malmo, Sweden, from Dec. 26 - Jan. 5.
As a bonus for Reinhart, his brother
Max Sam, a top-rated prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft, is also on the roster. Griffin Reinhart, you'll remember, still has the last three games of a pretty harsh four-game suspension hanging over him.
Neate Sager of Yahoo's Buzzing the Net describes Pelech's invitation succinctly:
Pelech plays the type of no-fuss game that Hockey Canada relishes in second and third pairing D-men; Hockey Canada first brought him along to the Canada-Russia Challenge series in 2012.
Team USA is expected to announce its own camp roster on Wednesday. Will Taylor Cammarata get a call?
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