Islanders Prospects Review – Samuel Bolduc is on Fire
We’ve seen a number of New York Islanders players from the system make their NHL debuts this season. It’s time to take a look around at how some our players are doing elsewhere.
So far this season, four players have made their NHL debuts with the New York Islanders. The Isles two first-round picks from 2018 Oliver Wahlstrom (eleventh overall) and Noah Dobson (12th overall) have played nine and seven games, respectively.
Otto Koivula, a fourth-round pick in 2016 has already played in four games after impressing at the AHL last season and at the start of the 2019-20 season. And undrafted player Cole Bardreau got a nine-game call up already this season.
In 2019-20, we’re getting to see the depth of the organization and what they have in the prospect pool. It’s with that thought that I wanted to look at how some of the players within the Islanders system are performing.
There are only two players of note in the Islanders system. Sure, you can bring up Anatoly Golyshev if you want. But he’s made his intentions clear about joining the NHL.
So I’m not going to waste any more time on the Russian forward
Obviously, Ilya Sorokin gets all of the attention. He continues to put up amazing numbers in the KHL. But Robin Salo is having a pretty good year for Saipa out in Finland.
With 13 points in 24 games, he’s on pace to score 33 points. He scored 16 last year. The second-round pick from 2017 looks like he’s maturing well in Finland. Maybe he comes over to the AHL in 2020-21?