Instead they walked away with sniper Oliver Wahlstrom of the U.S. National Team Development Program and Memorial Cup winning defenseman Noah Dobson.
They followed that up with six more picks on Day 2 of the draft.
The Islanders’ top defensive prospect’s 29 points as playoff MVP for Rouyn-Noranda are remarkable for his age
The Czech goalie is a promising teenage prospect.
Everybody seems to, on balance, love the Islanders’ draft haul.
One more USNTDP center, a winger and a defenseman
The Czech netminder is slated for Finland on his next pro stop.
They pick a big American defenseman and talented but small Russian center.
The reviews are nearly unanimous that the Isels picked two gems in the NHL draft.
The sniper and the defenseman fell to their laps at 11th and 12th overall.
The Isles have two first-round picks, some decisions to make, and some options ahead.