New York Islanders 2017-18 Season: Prospects Hoping To Make Roster

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 08: Joshua Ho-Sang
NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 08: Joshua Ho-Sang /
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NEWARK, NJ – APRIL 08: New York Islanders Joshua Ho-Sang /

Through some nice draft day deals and a few poor seasons, the New York Islanders have a fairly deep pool of talented youngsters. With the roster only allowed to take 23 players, which of these young guns can actually make it?

The New York Islanders prospect pool is deep. There isn’t a question about it. From Linus Soderstrom in the crease to Parker Wotherspoon on defense and Kieffer Bellows up top. The Isles have some great kids coming through the system. But neither of them are going to likely make the 2017-18 rosters.

Going into the 2017-18 NHL season, the New York Islanders active roster (or 23-man roster) is far from set.

If you look at the team using their Cap Friendly page, the active roster is three men short. With only 21 names currently on the list. Two names short of the requirement.

So, just taking that roster as the Isles roster come the end of training camp which of the Isles talent youth take these spots?

At this point, the number of players that should be challenging for a spot is as high as six. You could argue for four, but I think that’s as low as it goes.

The likes of Mathew Barzal, Joshua Ho-Sang, Ryan Pulock, and Adam Pelech are the four locks to challenge for a spot in camp. But then you add the potential breakout players. Players like Devon Toews and Michael Dal Colle.

Add them to the mix and the picture gets muddier. Who get’s the nod in 2017-18?