The annual New York Islanders Mini-Camp got started on Monday. With 53 players coming in for the camp, who should stand out?
Mini-Camp has opened for the New York Islanders. A total of 53 of their young prospects and some other toss-ins have made their way to the Northwell Health Ice Center for the week-long event.
All 53 players will plead their case to Islanders. All 53 want a spot in the organization and maybe make the NHL someday.
For some, like recent 2018 draft picks Oliver Wahlstrom, Noah Dobson, and Jakub Skarek it will be their first Islanders mini-camp. They’ll show the organization why they drafted them over the countless other talented kids at the draft.
And then there are the yearly fixtures. Guys who’ve been there more times then they’d like to be. Like Michael Dall Colle and Josh Ho-Sang.
It’s not the first rodeo for these guys. They’ll be the leaders in the room, or at least they should be. For these guys, and others, this camp is an opportunity to showcase their talents to the organization.
With that being said, what five players on the list of 53 need to stand out at mini-camp? For whatever reason, either it’s the last year of their entry-level deal, they have something to prove, or are playing for an NHL roster spot in 2018-19.