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New York Islanders

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Team Needs: C, C, D, RW, LW, D

The Islanders should be whole heartedly congratulated on the their playoff run, due to great coaching and performances by what for all intents and purposes is a "home grown" bunch. The majority of their roster was built through shrewd moves and development of draft picks. They have about a half dozen quality prospects growing in the AHL and elsewhere, and now is a good time to find and develop some more. As much as patience may wearing thin about winger Kieffer Bellows ability to generate offensive along being the shooter who always takes the shot. They will continuing investing in his ascension. Former USHDT goal scorer winger Oliver Wahlstrom has yet show the dominant on-demand scoring that he displayed in junior while playing with Jack Hughes & Joel Farabee. He hasn't been able to maintain pace, and still hasn't rounded out his 200 foot game. RW Simon Holmstrom is getting quicker and stronger and will at very least find a role in the bottom six. On defense, the gem is Noah Dobson, who was brought along slowly but now being eased into the parent club's dee this past playoff. He has size, smarts, skill, and a responsible two-way game and is still a teenager. They also have high hopes for big physical Bode Wilde, a terrific skater with a booming shot whose been working at reigning back his instincts to over-carry the puck and try to be a one man offense. Part of making sure Semyon Varlamov was resigned was that they are counting on him tutoring Moscow Army draftee Ilya Sorokin as the goalie of the future. The Islanders are woefully thin of developing centres that project to play in the top two slots in future years. Unfortunately, they don't have a choice until the late third round to start the search, and a dozen and a half will have already heard their names called. --Bill Placzek--


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    174

  • School

    Seattle (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 26, 1997

  • Shoots

    Right

  • Scouting Report

    Creative player with excellent vision who skates well with a wide base and strong stride...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    172

  • School

    Shawinigan (QMJHL)

  • Date of Birth

    June 8, 1997

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Slippery undersized left winger from the Q who compact stride give him short areas rocket bursts in the attack zone...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    5' 10"

  • Weight

    183

  • School

    Oshawa (OHL)

  • Date of Birth

    February 11, 1997

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Undersized developing PP QB who has an improving defensive game...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 0"

  • Weight

    177

  • School

    Tri-City (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    August 24, 1997

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Excellent puck moving defender with a strong shutdown game, and a bit of nasty...


  • Country

    Canada

  • Height

    6' 2"

  • Weight

    201

  • School

    Brandon (WHL)

  • Date of Birth

    October 10, 1996

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    A workhorse defender for the WheatKings with edgy physicality and some offensive creativity...


  • Country

    Sweden

  • Height

    6' 1"

  • Weight

    176

  • School

    Linköpings HC (SHL)

  • Date of Birth

    May 16, 1996

  • Shoots

    Left

  • Scouting Report

    Effective two-way defender with good boots, calm, and attack instincts...