The New York Islanders have a number of talented youngsters in the system, which one of them can make the jump to the NHL next season?
According to Lou Lamoriello himself, the New York Islanders have every indication that Ilya Sorokin will be with the team in 2020-21. After years of waiting, and even a recent trade scare, the Russian goalie will be with the Islanders next season.
That, unfortunately, brings Thomas Greiss‘s run with the Islanders to an end. With Sorokin coming in and Semyon Varlamov under contract for three more seasons, it looks like the German (who’s contract is up this year) will have to find a spot elsewhere.
With a 101-60-17 record and a 2.70GAA and 0.915SV% average in five seasons with the Islanders, I don’t think Greiss will have a hard time finding a new landing spot.
With Sorokin, the Islanders will have converted a third-round pick into an NHLer. Projecting to 2020-21, who else can we see step up from the Islanders system and into the NHL?
Here are three other players currently in the Islanders system (playing in the AHL with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers) that could make the jump up to the NHL in 2020-21 and why they could make that jump in a years time.