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New York Islanders 2018 NHL Mock Draft 1.0

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A general view of the first round draft picks board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A general view of the first round draft picks board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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13. Joel Farabee (LW) | Dallas Stars

U.S. National U18 Team, 6’0″, 168 lbs | 60 games 74 points (33G, 41A)

Farabee was the captain of the U.S. National U18 team. In 60 games he had 74 points which put him at 1.23 points per game pace over his season.

Farabee is looked at as a two-way forward. He’s hockeyprospect.com’s eighth-ranked prospect in this year’s draft.

Many see him as a potential star at the next level due to his speed and impressive accuracy with his shot. Dallas would be lucky to have him available at 13.

14. Jesperi Kotkaniemi (C) | Philadelphia Flyers

Assat, 6’2″ 190 lbs | 57 games, 29 points (10 G, 19A)

Hockey analysts everywhere rave about Kotkaniemi’s hockey IQ. He’s described as a “smart forward with a dangerous shot.”

Even though Jesperi didn’t have the most productive season in terms of points, it’s interesting to point out he was playing at the pro level in Liiga.

When playing at juniors he shined putting up a combined 17 points in 16 games.

15. Bode Wilde (D) | Florida Panthers

U.S. National U18 Team, 6’2″, 196 lbs | 59 games 41 points (12G, 29A)

Bode Wilde is a two-way defenseman that could slot in nicely on the second pair behind Ekblad. Wilde is big and isn’t afraid to throw the body around if need be.

He posses good size and strength which is shown off on his powerful slapshot. Make no mistake about it he’s no slouch in his own zone either.

His point total increased dramatically from 206-2017 which has him rising up draft boards.

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