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New York Islanders Three Reasons Noah Dobson Makes 2019-20 Team

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Noah Dobson arrives for the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Noah Dobson arrives for the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 21: 2018 NHL Draft top prospect Noah Dobson of Canada talks with the media at Reunion Tower ahead of the NHL Draft on June 21, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

It would be a waste to send him back

After three seasons in the QMJHL Noah Dobson is ready for the next step in his hockey career. Unfortunately, Noah Dobson is only 19 years old. He turns 20 in January. Because he was drafted out of the CHL that means he can’t make the jump to the AHL until 2020-21, so it’s the NHL or back to junior for Dobson.

Going back to junior just isn’t a good option for Noah Dobson.

He has 147 points in 186 games between the Acadie-Bathurst Titans and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, he’s a two-time QMJHL champion, he’s a two-time Memorial Cup winner, and he’s a Guy Lafleur trophy winner as the MVP of the QMJHL playoffs.

The kid has won everything there is to win at the junior level. What more is there for him to earn or prove at this point?

We know he’s a dominant player. We know he’s a leader. We know he can win. It’s time for him to take the next step.

Another year in the junior ranks certainly won’t have him regress, but it certainly won’t help him progress. At this stage of Noah Dobson’s career, every step should have the goal to help him progress towards the NHL.

Having him play at an inferior level with lower caliber talent won’t achieve that goal. Noah Dobson needs to be playing in the NHL next season.

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