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New York Islanders Three Prospects Making A Ton of Noise

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Lou and Chris Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attend the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Lou and Chris Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attend the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 27: Fifth overall pick Michael Dal Colle of the New York Islanders poses for a portrait during the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /

Michael Dal Colle

Draft: 2014, 5th overall

We’re finally saying positive things about Michael Dal Colle. It feels like he’s been in the Islanders system forever. It’s been four years since Michale Dal Colle was drafted fifth overall by the New York Islanders. Since the draft, he’s played in four NHL games and done absolutely nothing.

But so far in 2018-19, it seems to be going well for Dal Colle. Maybe this is the year that Michael Dal Colle finally lives up to that fifth overall draft pick.

Through the Bridgeport Sound Tigers opening two games, Michael Dal Colle has four points. It’s not a lot, but consider that Dal Colle only scored 24 points last season. His four points this year are 17 percent of last year’s production in only three percent of the time.

Its very early, but this looks like a whole new Michael Dal Colle. Dare I say, it may even be the Michael Dal Colle that the Islanders drafted in 2014.

Remember, this was a player that scored 316 points in 246 games between the Oshawa Generals and the Kingston Frontenacs. Dal Colle had huge potential coming out of junior.

To only have four NHL games to your name, when other players in the same draft class have played 238 NHL games (Nikolaj Ehlers) doesn’t look good.

There’s no way that two points per games is at all sustainable for Dal Colle. But it’s very encouraging for a player that hasn’t factored into the Islanders plans since the Islanders called his name at the podium four years ago.

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