The New York Islanders have called up 2014 first round selection, fifth overall pick Michael Dal Colle for the first time in his career.
Two weeks ago I called out Michael Dal Colle for underperforming. Since then he’s put up two goals and an assist and the New York Islanders elected to call him up on an emergency basis from Bridgeport.
Arthur Staple reported that both Dal Colle, Beauvillier and Sebastian Aho got the call to join the Islanders after the break.
For Dall Colle this is huge. It’s his first call-up to the big club after being a top-five selection three years ago. He was the last player in the 2014 first round (who wasn’t redrafted, looking at you Conner Bleackley) to get the call to the big club. Everybody else has made their NHL debut.
So far in Bridgeport this year Dal Colle has 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) in 34 games played. His numbers have improved since I questioned Dal Colle, but maybe he proves me wrong, I hope he does honestly.
The Islanders third line has been brutal if he can help out in anyway on that line that’s fantastic and I’ll take it. I still like Kieffer Bellows better as a prospect, but I am rooting for Dal Colle at the next level. Let’s see if he makes his debut on Saturday at MSG.
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