The New York Islanders went into the 2015 NHL draft, which had been touted as incredibly deep, with no picks in the first two rounds. It wasn’t long before that changed in a big way.
Hours after finishing his first draft with the New Jersey Devils, general manager Ray Shero has already turned his attention toward free agency next week.
Andong Song was selected by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft on Saturday.
New general manager Ray Shero is delivering on his promise to make the struggling Devils a more exciting team. Meanwhile, the Isles are stockpiling young talent.
There’s a lot of flexibility here. Let’s take a look at some potential selections that could make sense when the Islanders are on the clock.
Barring a trade, the Devils (32-36-14, 78 points) will have the sixth pick overall and three in the top 41, the last one coming in the trade that sent Jaromir Jagr to Florida.
It has long been a foregone conclusion that the Rangers will trade backup goaltender Cam Talbot prior to or during the NHL draft. You could go as far as calling it one of the worst-kept secrets in hockey.
The Islanders held onto the No. 5 pick in the NHL draft, and came away with forward Michael Dal Colle on Friday night.
Niederreiter’s value had diminished and, under those circumstances, this was the best return GM Garth Snow was going to get in a trade for him. Truth be told, it’s not a bad one, either.
The 2013 NHL Draft will be remembered as a momentous day in Devils history.
The New Jersey Devils stun the NHL and the crowd at the Prudential Center when they traded their No. 9 pick to Vancouver for G Cory Schneider.
Islanders were busy Sunday during the NHL Draft, first trading Nino Neiderreiter to the Wild and selecting Ryan Pulock with the 15th pick.
Falk had three assists and 40 penalty minutes in 36 games last season with the Wild.
Halifax center Nathan MacKinnon is the favorite to be drafted number one at the NHL Draft.
Big trades could dominate Sunday’s 2013 NHL Draft at Prudential Center in Newark.