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New York Islanders Mathew Barzal Headlines Untradable Players

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders in action during the first period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 22, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders in action during the first period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 22, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 21: 2018 NHL Draft top prospect Noah Dobson of Canada talks with the media at Reunion Tower ahead of the NHL Draft on June 21, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Noah Dobson

The new York Islanders recently signed Dobson to a three-year entry-level contract And just like Wahlstrom, Noah Dobson is untradable. Dobson has a ton of promise.

He poised on the puck, with a maturity beyond his 18 years of age, and he’s wonderfully productive. In 67 games last year for the Acadie-Bathurst Titans of the QMJHL Dobson scored 69 points, adding another 13 in 20 playoff games, and seven in three Memorial Cup games.

Noah Dobson’s play would propel the Titans to become the 2017 CHL champions, winning the Memorial Cup for the first time since moving to Bathurst.

Dobson has all of the qualities to become a top pair defensemen in the NHL. He models his game after St Louis Blues Alex Pietrangelo and you can see Dobson becoming Pietrangelo 2.0 in a few years time.

By the 2019-20 NHL season, Dobson should be in the league with the New York Islanders. And in a few years from that Dobson should be playing top pair minutes for the Islanders.

Dobson is the type of defender that every team wants. And if they already have one they aren’t getting rid of him (unless its the Ottawa Senators of course).

Like Wahlstrom we haven’t been able see this manifest itself at the NHL level yet. It’s all a projection at this point. But with a ceiling that high the Islanders can’t entertain any sort of trade requests.

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