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New York Islanders Prospects Report 1.0: Eyes On The Future

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 27: Michael Dal Colle is selected fifth overall by the New York Islanders during the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 27: Michael Dal Colle is selected fifth overall by the New York Islanders during the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 23: Jakub Skarek talks with the media after being selected 72nd overall by the New York Islanders during the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

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Jakub Skarek | GP: 8 SV%: 0.920 GAA: 1.83

We all know about Ilya Sorokin’s quality. The fact that Sorokin has 0.920 SV% and a 1.57GAA isn’t surprising. We’ve come to expect that from the Russian goalie. It’s why he should be the Islanders number one priority in terms of a future shot-stopper.

But the Isles third-round pick from the 2018 NHL Draft, Jakub Skarek has been impressive as well. The Czech goalie is now playing in the Finnish Liiga for the Lahti Pelicans. In eight games he has a 0.920SV% and a 1.83GAA with a single shutout.

The 18-year-old was already making noise in the Czech league before the draft. Now in the Finnish Liiga, a higher caliber of play than the Czech league, Skarek is still impressing.

The New York Islanders clearly have Sorokin on the brain. As they should. But if Skarek continues this level of play, he could easily find himself as the next goalie on the minds of Islanders fans and

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Next. Isles 2018-19 Roster Power Ranking

The New York Islanders farm system must be an envy of the league. Not only do they have young talented players that could make the NHL roster today, but they have some ready in a year from now and a few years from that. Things look good for a while Isles fans.

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