Collin Adams | GP: 7, Pts: 4 (U of North Dakota)
Collin Adams was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL draft by the New York Islanders. Adams is now playing in his second season for the University of North Dakota. He recorded eight points in 26 games last season. He’s already halfway to that mark in a fraction of the time in his sophomore season.
Adams is an undersized winger, standing 5’9”. It’s not that size matters. We’ve seen what smaller players can do in the NHL. But in the interest of learning more about Islanders prospects, I figured that would be a good tidbit of trivia.
So what does that mean for the Isles? Nothing for the moment. Adams isn’t a Wahlstrom level prospect and so he’ll be given the time to discover his game in the NCAA. The Isles have time to figure out what to do with him before he can leave as a free agent like Alex Kerfoot, Jimmy Vesey, or Will Butcher. Although to be fair, Collin Adams isn’t at their level yet.
Hopefully, he continues on this path and can make his way to the Sound Tigers in a few years.