Casey Cizikas and David Ullstrom Impressive Early for New York Islanders

February 1st, 2013 by Christopher Benini Leave a reply »
We knew they had potential, but Casey Cizikas and David Ullstrom look like mainstays for the New York Islanders. The two have combined for three goals and four assists in the Islanders' first seven games of the season.

Though Ullstrom has always had a knack for finding the net, he struggled a little bit with his first experience in the NHL last year.

This season has been a different story.

Ullstrom has come out like a ball of fire with five points in the first seven games for the Isles. He has developed some great chemistry with linemates Keith Aucoin and Cizikas. Ullstrom was no slouch even before the NHL season started. He had five goals and 14 assists in 26 games with the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Cizikas—one of the Islanders' better prospects—has also looked very good this season. He started strong with the Sound Tigers, scoring 10 goals and earning 11 assists in 31 games. The only thing that could have been seen as a negative was his minus-15 plus/minus rating.

Cizikas wasted no time making an impact in the NHL, though. He scored the first goal of his young ...

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