Islanders Still Search For Second Line Center: Eyes On Eichel

By Tim Stevenson
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Jack Eichel
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Jack Eichel /
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NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 18: Anthony Beauvillier
NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 18: Anthony Beauvillier /

Fortune B

Anthony Beauvillier is still too young to drink, but he put up a solid showing in his rookie outing last season. The Islanders drafted Beauvillier in the first round in 2015, 28th overall; 26 picks after Eichel. Despite hiccups throughout the organization, Beau showed he is a hard worker. He’s fast, and he’s got tons of potential.

Toews has surprised most folks by making a smooth transition from the NCAA to the AHL. In fact last year, in his first AHL season, Toews had 45 points in 76 games and was named to the All-Rookie team.

Where, once again, he put on a show, nabbing the league’s fastest skater award. It just seems that Toews is only getting better and better.

He also impressed by winning the fastest skater competition. Already 23-years-old, Toews is getting ready to make the jump to the big time. It’d be a shame to see him go since I think he’d benefit from Nick Leddy’s experience.

But between Toews and Ryan Pulock, and with the latter seemingly ready for the leap to the NHL the Isles should cash in on at least one of a pair of coveted assets in the NHL.

Again, those 1st round picks are sure to seal the deal. Maybe Snow can barter us a better bargain?