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    Posted by japanstats on 2009 October 6日 Tuesday


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    Posted by japanstats on 2009 July 16日 Thursday

    Islanders GM Garth Snow invited Kuji after he was contacted by his university. Maybe it’s not coincidence that he landed in Long Island, as the club is owned by the Chinese-American businessman Charles Wang.

    While John Tavares, the number-one draft pick from Canada, is the undoubted poster boy at the Islanders evaluation camp, the club also reports on its website the “really impressing speed” of the small (172 cm, 5’8”) Japanese forward.

    The 22-year-old had a good debut with the national team at the Division I tournament in Lithuania, last April, winning bronze and scoring two goals, one assist in five games.
    And now he’s practising with the Islanders, whizzing around Tavares and other high-rated prospects, and giving autographs to kids attending the camp.

    “After watching Kuji for two days, his skating and his overall skills are not a problem at this level,” said Japan head coach Mark Mahon, who visited his player in the camp. “It is his decision making as the play moves much faster then the University level in Japan. Also the limited time and space is a factor with larger players and a smaller ice surface, but he has handled himself very well and according to Islanders coach Scott Gordon he has fit in very well and is a very attentive player.”






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    Posted by japanstats on 2009 July 14日 Tuesday

    Shuhei Kuji is really impressing with his speed. Kuji, who plays for Wasata University in Japan and for the Japanese National Team, was invited to Mini-Camp by Islanders GM Garth Snow.


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    Posted by japanstats on 2009 July 13日 Monday

    早稲田大学のキャプテンで、数少ない日本代表の大学生の久慈修平選手が、現在NHLのニューヨーク・アイランダーズのプロスペクト・キャンプ(NHL経験者のプロスペクト、ドラフト指名選手と、招待選手←久慈選手はここ)に参加しています。現地からの情報は入ってきていませんが、写真は一枚出てきました。キャンプでは#54を付けています(招待選手は大きい番号なんでしょう)、そしてこの場面ではアイランダーズが今年のドラフトで全体12位指名したディフェンスのCalvin de Haan選手と1対1ドリル(?)をやっています。結果はどうであれ、有意義なキャンプになるでしょう。誰かインタビューしてくれないかな?




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