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New York Islanders Daily: Oliver Wahlstrom Quiet Camp

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Oliver Wahlstrom #18 skates with the puck in the third period during the game against the Omaha Lancers on Day 3 of the USHL Fall Classic at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on September 30, 2017 in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Oliver Wahlstrom #18 skates with the puck in the third period during the game against the Omaha Lancers on Day 3 of the USHL Fall Classic at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on September 30, 2017 in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders prospect Oliver Wahlstrom has gotten off to a slow start in camp for Team USA, but that isn’t a reason for concern.

Ever since the New York Islanders drafted Oliver Wahlstrom back in June, the hype around him continued to grow and thoughts of having him being ready for the 2019-2020 season developed. He’ll be playing at Boston College this year but a chance of him playing in the NHL next year is likely.

While getting ready for the USA World Junior Team, he’s gotten off to a bit of a slow start says, Chris Peters. Peters says he isn’t getting the shots that he normally does and that he doesn’t look as crisp.

From first-hand experience, watching him at minicamp, Wahlstrom is usually impressively crisp and develops scoring opportunities like it’s going out of style. Peters noticed a difference and approached the coach about it.

Mike Hastings wasn’t too concerned, explaining that it’s something he can work through and that he has confidence in Wahlstrom’s ability to produce.

Unfortunately, we won’t get another glimpse of him at training camp next month, but perhaps after his college season is over we may see him in some capacity with the Sound Tigers or even the big club if there are some injuries or trade deadline moves if they’re out of it.

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