DU Star Attends NHL Prospects Camp
(left) Rhett Rakhshani (#65) goes through drills with the other Islander prospects
All reports out of the New York Islanders Prospects Camp have Rhett Rakhshani making a positive impression. Most NHL teams hold the camps each summer and invite their draftees to participate in drills and practices.
On the ice, the propects continued to work on their skating and puck skills. Like yesterday's shootout drill, Thursday's final ice activity was a fun game, where two skaters went 2-on-0 against a netminder. The game pitted the defensemen against the forwards.
Two Islander prospects have met on the ice before. Minnesota Golden Gopher Kyle Okposo and Rhett Rakhshani's Denver Pioneers had a couple of battles this past January. The teams split a pair of one-goal games, while playing in Minnesota.
"It's always fun going up against DU," said Okposo. "You just try not to give them any cheap shots."
"There was a scrum during one of the games while Kyle and I were both on the ice," said Rakhshani. "We just looked over at each other and smiled."