As I expect we'll be covering the whole draft in depth over the next few days, this post is mostly to bring people up to speed with who was selected. The Islanders ended last night's draft by trading their second round picks to Chicago for the 30th overall. That wasn't the last deal of the day by far, but it did mean a lot of sitting around until the Islanders two third round picks.
In Round 3, 65th Overall Islanders Select F Krill Kabanov
Krill's NHL Profile
Krill was ranked 15th in the midterm rankings, only to fall to 31st and then to the Islanders at 65. Lots of talent and potential to hopefully offset the craziness (and wrist injury) that caused him to drop.
In Round 3, 82nd Overall Islanders Select F Jason Clark
Jason's NHL Profile
Jason Clark is another Minnesota High School kid. He is committed to Wisconsin currently, so could be considered a long term project as he'll be in college for at least two years.
Garth Snow then traded the Islanders 4th Round pick to the Avalanche for their 2011 3rd Round Pick.
In Round 5, 125th Overall Islanders Select D Tony DeHart
Calvin de Haan's Defensive Partner in Oshawa. Led all Dmen in Points in Oshawa last year. Since he's already twenty years old, he might be playing in Bridgeport next year. Possibly depending on where de Haan ends up and how they work out together.
Garth Snow then traded both the Islanders 6 Round picks to Thrashers for their 2011 5th round pick.
In Round 7, 185th Overall Islanders Select G Cody Rosen
Cody's HockeyDB.com (I Think)
A very strange pick, considering there were ranked Goalies still on the board. Rosen is 20, and even attended the Flyers camp last year as an undrafted UFA. If anyone knows anything about him feel free to comment.
So going into the draft with 10 picks overall (Second most behind Carolina) we come out of it with 6 Players, an extra 3rd rounder next year and extra 5th rounder. All the picks seem very reasonable except for Rosen. Not too much to complain about, let's just hope next years draft class isn't as bad as it's rumored. Or maybe Snow will trade those picks for picks in 2012.
PS: Since we didn't get an Interview with Nino, Here's one from IslesBlogger.
Nino Niederreiter speaks to the media (via Islesblogger)
PPS: Some Krill Video, He has some Rob Schremp Hockey in him
Kirill Kabanov first tribute (via rybr)