New York Islanders Daily: Oliver Wahlstrom Won’t Attend Training Camp
The New York Islanders 11th pick in this years draft, Oliver Wahlstrom, won’t be attending this year’s training camp. Instead, he’s NCAA bound.
Somehow, Oliver Wahlstrom fell into the New York Islanders lap this past June at the NHL Draft. He should’ve gone much higher and the fact he didn’t was luck in itself. Wahlstrom was committed to Boston College when he was drafted so it was assumed he’d play his 2018-2019 season there.
That assumption was confirmed yesterday when it was reported that Wahlstrom will not be attending training camp, but instead, he’ll report to his freshman year at Boston College.
At minicamp with the Islanders, Wahlstrom put on a show at the Northwell Health Ice Center. He looked like the best player on the ice not named Kieffer Bellows. At only 18-years-old his dominance transferred playing with older prospects, which was expected.
Last year playing in the USHL and USDP Wahlstrom combined for 139 points (70 goals, 69 points) in 88 games. He’s a scoring machine, and hopefully, we get to see that take place at Boston College this year.
His stay in the NCAA might be a short one though because many believe he will be NHL ready in 2019. Bellows and Wahlstrom should be, keyword being should be, regulars in the NHL next year which will be really fun to watch. Although this year might look bleak, the future looks bright.
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