New York Islanders Ranking 2017 Rookie Class Potential

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Mathew Barzal
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Mathew Barzal /
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 26: New York Islanders Mathew Barzal (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

The New York Islanders 2017-18 roster is going to be heavy with rookies. How do they rank and what should we expect from each and every one of them?

Ahead of the 2017-18 NHL season, the New York Islanders roster should consist of at least three rookies. Josh Ho-Sang, Mathew Barzal, and Ryan Pulock. All of which should be making their NHL debuts next season.

A player stays a rookie so long as he plays fewer than 25 NHL games in any preceding season. With only 21 games Josh Ho-Sang still counts as a rookie.

And that discludes players like Anthony Beauvillier, Adam Pelech, and Alan Quine. All made their NHL debut in 2016-17. All played well above 25 games.

In today’s salary capped NHL, getting contributions from inexpensive rookies looking is crucial. And after years of poor finishes, the New York Islanders have a healthy prospect pool that is finally ready to take the next step to the NHL.

So between Josh Ho-Sang, Mathew Barzal and Ryan Puclok who will have the better season? Who will be the most productive and who will have the largest impact on the 2017-18 Islanders season?