New York Islanders: 2019 NHL Mock Draft 1.0

By Matt O'Leary
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: Draft runners pose for a group photo following 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: Draft runners pose for a group photo following 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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It’s never too early to look at an NHL Mock Draft. Here’s a look at what would happen if the standings remained the same and who each team would take, including the New York Islanders.

If the season ended today, the New York Islanders wouldn’t have a lottery pick. That would be the first time since the 2016 draft that the Islanders were not selecting in the top 15. In 2016, the Isles selected Kieffer Bellows who is currently in the AHL waiting for his shot with the big club.

In 2017, the Islanders didn’t use their first round pick to select a player. Instead, Garth Snow decided to move it in order to protect players in the expansion draft. Mikhail Grabovski and J.F. Berube went the other way in that one.

The Islanders, for the first time since 2015, had two selections in the first round in 2018. Oliver Wahlstrom and Noah Dobson fell in their lap and Lou Lamoriello pounced on the chance to land two quality prospects.

I know it’s super early and the draft is still six months away, but it’s never too early to start looking at who would be a quality choice for the Islanders.

We’ll also be taking a look at who each team in front and behind the Islanders will take in order for the complete context of the first round. Here’s a look at how the first round may shake out:

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