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New York Islanders: Top 5 Lou Lamoriello Draft Picks

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: (L-R) George McPhee of the Vegas Golden Knights and Lou Lamoriello of the Toronto Maple Leafs talk prior to 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: (L-R) George McPhee of the Vegas Golden Knights and Lou Lamoriello of the Toronto Maple Leafs talk prior to 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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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 24: (L-R) George McPhee of the Vegas Golden Knights and Lou Lamoriello of the Toronto Maple Leafs talk prior to the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders added a legend in Lou Lamoriello to the fold. Lou’s drafting experience will help the Isles immensely.

Lou Lamoriello coming to the New York Islanders is franchise altering stuff. He’s a major upgrade over the leadership the Islanders have in place, plus he brings a winning pedigree to the table, something the Islanders lack.

We already found out that Lamoriello has spoken with UFA to be John Tavares. Tavares speaking with Lou is already a phenomenal sign.

I feel a lot more confident that Lou Lamoriello can sell John Tavares on a bright future than Garth Snow attempting to sell Tavares on his 12 years of mediocrity.

One thing that Lamoriello does extremely well is drafting. It’s unclear whether or not he’ll be the General Manager, but he will be calling the shots for the Islanders and lucky for the Isles Lamoriello has found some gems in the Entry Draft.

Today, we’ll look at his five best draft finds with some honorable mentions included. He built three Stanley Cup winners, obviously, he’s doing something right.

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