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Islanders Top 25 Under 25: Mathew Barzal reigns supreme

TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 20: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders warms up prior to Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 20, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 20: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders warms up prior to Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 20, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 23: Bode Wilde reacts after being selected 41st overall by the New York Islanders during the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

11. Bode Wilde

Age: 20
League: AHL/OHL
Draft: 41 OVR 2018

It’s was a rough year for Bode Wilde who missed time due to an ankle injury just before camp and then having the season shut down due to the pandemic. He started the year in the AHL playing 20 games with Bridgeport before being sent back to Saginaw in the OHL where he played eleven games (and putting up eleven points).

12. Samuel Bolduc

Age: 19
League: QMJHL
Draft: 57 OVR 2019

The big 6’4″ blueliner was signed to his ELC in April after three solid years at the QMJHL level. Between the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada and the Sherbrooke Phoenix, Bolduc put up an impressive 94 points over 189 games.

The lefty can step in right away to give the Sound Tigers more youth, size, and talent.

13. Jakub Skarek

Age: 21
League: AHL/Mestis
Draft: 72 OVR 2018

The Islanders like Skarek, they like him enough to make sure he gets playing time during the break by loaning him to Peliitat. Skarek has played four games in Finland with an average 0.833SV% and 4.44GAA. Those are some bad stats sure, but Peliitat was one of the worst teams in the Mestis league before Skarek got there.

14. Michael Dal Colle

Age: 24
League: NHL
Draft: 5 OVR 2014

Michael Dal Colle’s stock continues to fall. From top-five draft pick to 13th forward (maybe). This is a big year for Dal Colle. If he can’t prove he belongs in the NHL even as a fourth-liner, I’m not sure the Islanders keep him around with other players ready to pass him for that spot in the lineup.

15. AJ Greer

Age: 23
League: AHL
Draft: 39 OVR 2015 (COL)

Picked up for Kyle Burroughs at the start of October, Greer has been a solid AHLer with 127 points in 199 games since 2016-17. He may not make the leap to the NHL anytime soon but he’s a good depth option.

At the very least he’ll be a great addition to a forward deprived Bridgeport Sound Tigers group and that

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