UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders used all seven of their picks in the NHL draft on defensemen, accomplishing general manager Garth Snow’s goal of improving their blue line.
The Islanders started out by making Griffin Reinhart the fourth overall pick. Snow also acquired veteran Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim Ducks for a second-round selection in next year’s draft.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
The acquisition of Visnovsky provides coach Jack Capuano with two solid pairings on defense. Most likely, he will have a top unit of Mark Streit and Travis Hamonic, followed by Visnovsky and Andrew MacDonald.READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
Ville Pokka of Finland was picked in the second round. The Islanders selected Adam Pelech in the third, Loic Leduc (fourth round), Doyle Somrby (fifth round), Jesse Graham (sixth round) and Jake Bischoff (seventh round).
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