New York Islanders: 2019 NHL Mock Draft 1.0
The Islanders have a lot of depth on the wing and on defense when it comes to prospects. Guskov would instantly become their best center prospect. Guskov checks all the boxes that Lou Lamoriello looks for in a prospect, he plays a 200-foot hame, highly intelligent, and he has good character. Playing in the OHL he has 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) in 26 games.
Cam York will be headed to the University of Michigan next year but before he does that he will finish out the year in the USDP. He has 16 points in 22 games and he’s someone who never struggles to put up points, no matter what level he’s playing at.
After taking Rasmus Dahlin first in this past draft the Sabres land another future blueliner in Matthew Robertson. Robertson is on pace to blow his point total from last year out of the water.
Nolan’s brother Cal was a first round pick from the 2017 draft, and his father, Adam, played in the NHL from 1991-2011. Clearly, hockey runs in the family. Nolan is playing for the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL and is on a point per game pace with them this season.
Kaliyev is Russian, but born in the US, and plays in the OHL. Figure that one out. Regardless, he’s a talented winger who is putting up a ton of points. He has 41 (21 goals, 20 assists) in 29 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs