New York Islanders prospect Sebastian Aho has impressed in the AHL this year with 20 points in 26 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
While the New York Islanders are playing a mostly veteran team at the NHL level, they have a ton of prospect depth down below in the AHL and worldwide. One of those prospects who’s impressed this year is Sebastian Aho.
Aho was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Draft. The Sweedish born defenseman was playing his hockey in the SHL previously to being selected and he put up fine numbers, 30 points in 50 games, in the year of his selection.
The following year, Aho decided to leave the SHL and come over to America to play in the AHL. It was a wise choice for Aho who played well, scoring 29 points in 40 games. The fifth-round pick’s surprising play yielded him an NHL call-up last year as well.
Sebastian Aho played 22 games in the NHL the same year he was selected in the fifth round. Since 2010 the Islanders have taken seven players and only two of them have made the NHL, Aho being one of them in the year he was drafted is beyond impressive.
Well, this year it’s more of the same for Aho. In 26 games with the Sound Tigers, he has 20 points (3 goals, 17 assists). Aho actually has more points than Devon Toews, who many consider the next defensive prospect to make the jump to the NHL.
Toews might be the next man up if there’s an injury or if the Islanders finally grow tired of Adam Pelech, but Aho won’t be far behind. If anything he’s only increasing his value.
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