New York Islanders 2019 NHL Mock Draft 2.0
With the New York Islanders (likely) in the playoffs this season they’ll draft in the bottom half of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, who do they take?
One of the NHL’s biggest events on the calendar is the Entry Draft. Specifically, round one. The New York Islanders still hold their first-round pick, so who might they take?
With the success, the Islanders are having this season that first-rounder isn’t going to be a low one. They’re all but guaranteed a playoff spot, that bumps them up to at least 16th.
We’re going with the Islanders winning their first-round matchup. We know we still don’t know who they’re playing against and they’re currently using Tanner Fritz as their third line center. But the Islanders have enough to win the first-round series. Not more. So we figure the Islanders draft 24th overall.
But before we get to the Islanders pick, how does the top 15 shakes out?
We did just like the NHL does, I ran the simulator once and just went with the picks.
The Florida Panthers move way up to get the first overall pick. Think of that potent attack including Jonathan Huberdeau, Sasha Barkov, and Vincent Trocheck now with Jack Hughes in the mix. Incredible.
Detroit picks up the second overall pick, but with the third best odds that isn’t a surprise.
Then the third pick goes to the LA Kings who have the third-best odds in the draft.