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New York Islanders Daily: Oliver Wahlstrom Throws Shade At Rangers

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Oliver Wahlstrom poses after being selected eleventh overall by the New York Islanders during the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Oliver Wahlstrom poses after being selected eleventh overall by the New York Islanders during the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders first-round pick Oliver Wahlstrom was a little upset he didn’t go in the top-10. He had some kind words for a team that passed on him.

We’ve covered the NHL Draft at length on this website and definitely talked up how unlikely it was that both Oliver Wahlstrom and Noah Dobson would be there for the taking at 11 and 12 for the New York Islanders.

Wahlstrom was a little upset that he didn’t go in the top-10 of the draft. He actually had some words for a team that passed on him at number nine.

Yes, Oliver, the Rangers did indeed make a mistake by passing on you, but now you can enjoy the rivalry from the good side. I love this kind of attitude from a player, anytime you can play with a chip on your shoulder I’m on board.

It’s not like Wahlstrom needs any more motivation to produce at the next level. In a combined 88 games in the USDP and USHL last year, Wahlstrom had 70 goals and 139 points. That’s insane.

You can catch Wahlstrom and the rest of the Islanders prospects at the Blue and White Scrimmage on Thursday. This kid is really going to be something special.

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