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New York Islanders: Samuel Bolduc Sent Back To Juniors

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Samuel Bolduc #75 of the New York Islanders skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Samuel Bolduc #75 of the New York Islanders skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders 2019 second-round pick, Samuel Bolduc was among the first camp cuts. He will head back to Armada in the QMJHL.

It’s that time of year, after spending time with the big club guys who aren’t going to make the roster start getting sent back. That’s what happened to the New York Islanders 2019 second-rounder Samuel Bolduc.

Last year, Bolduc was rather solid in the QMJHL. He had 37 points in 65 games with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. It was a significant jump forward in his development as a prospect so the Isles decided to land him in the second round.

Bolduc’s a big body d-man, he’s six-foot-four and 212 pounds. At 18 years old, still growing into his body, that’s impressive, to say the least.

He played in the first preseason action against the Flyers on Monday night. He didn’t record a point on either of the three Isles goals, but he looked fairly okay in this game. The issue isn’t that he’s a bad player, he’s not, the Isles just have a very crowded prospect pool.

On the blue line, the Islanders have a ton of depth with guys like Noah Dobson, Bode Wilde, Sebastian Aho, and many more that have been drafted before Bolduc. He could be a player one day, it’s just going to take some time for him to jump the rankings.

Look for more cuts like this to start to happen as they trim the roster down.

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