New York Islanders Prospect Anatoli Golyshev Electric Goal Celebration

By Matt O'Leary
The New York Islanders logo (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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In the 2016 draft, the New York Islanders selected Anatoli Golyshev in the fourth. Check out this amazing celebration after scoring a hattrick.

The New York Islanders 2016 draft class didn’t have too much hype initially. They had one mid-round first round pick where the selected Kieffer Bellows, but then their next pick wasn’t until the fourth round.

So far, Bellows has been absolutely killing it in the WHL. He has 37 points (18 goals, 19 assists) in just his first 25 games at that level.

Then you had Otto Koivula winning the league’s rookie of the year award last year. In 50 games the Finland native put up 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists). Both of those guys have overachieved to an extent.

In that same draft class, the Islanders selected Anatoli Golyshev in the fourth round with the 95th pick. Last night he scored his first career hat trick.

The hattrick wasn’t even the best part, his electric celebration outdid the goals themselves:

In case you didn’t know how many goals he scored that game he held up three fingers while sliding across the ice. It’s better than any celebration we’ve seen at the NHL level with the Islanders this year.

The death stare is also an underrated part of this cele. The guy looks like a straight psychopath.

Golyshev already improved from his numbers last year. In 49 games last year he put up 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists). So far this year he has 14 points (8 goals, 6 assists) in just 23 games.

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The problem with KHL prospects is you have no idea if they’ll make the trip over to North America. The Islanders have the same issue right now with Ilya Sorokin. Regardless, a 10/10 celebration from Golyshev.