New York Islanders Daily: Doyle Somerby Is Exploring His Options

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 23: Doyle Somerby, 125th overall pick by the New York Islanders, speaks to media during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 23: Doyle Somerby, 125th overall pick by the New York Islanders, speaks to media during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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A prospect by the name of Doyle Somerby is exploring his options and may end up electing not to sign with the New York Islanders.

The 2012 draft is one that the New York Islanders are likely looking to forget. They selected Griffin Reinhart with the fourth overall pick, and although they flipped him for Mathew Barzal which is great, I’m sure they would’ve rathered a fourth overall pick pan out.

The only other pick from that year that’s played in the NHL is Adam Pelech, who was selected in the third round of that draft. Although he just got a nice contract, the fact that he’s the best thing out of that draft is rather sad.

The Isles fifth round selection Doyle Somerby is at the point where he must sign with the Isles, or another NHL team, after playing the last four years at Boston University. It seems like he will explore his options.

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I was reading a story from the Boston Globe (I’m assuming it’s covered because he played at BU) and it said that he intends to reach the August 15 date which would then free himself from the Islanders.

I mean I can’t blame him, and I wouldn’t lose sleep over it Islander fans. The Islanders have loads of defensive prospects that would be ahead of him anyway. Ryan Pulock, Devon Toews, Robin Salo, Parker Wotherspoon and Mitchell Vande Sompel would all be ahead of him on the defensive prospect rankings.

He had 27 career points at BU, I don’t expect Garth Snow to sign this kid in the upcoming days. Unfortunately, all this does is add to the mediocrity of the 2012 draft class.

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