As we wait for the 2021-22 season to get underway, here’s a look at the depth in the New York Islanders roster and system on the left side.
It’s the offseason, and in true Lou Lamoriello fashion, there has been absolutely no news about the New York Islanders since the Aatu Räty signing several weeks ago. At this point, all the speculation – how much will Beauvillier get? Who will be playing 3LD? Is a trade for Tarasenko in the works? – has already been asked and, sort of, answered.
We won’t know anything more until Lou wants us to know. So, in the meantime, I thought I’d do a deep dive into the Islanders depth chart – not just at the NHL level, but including AHLers and prospects.
I will take a look at one position (today it’ll be the left-wing) and discuss how valuable each player is now, and how valuable they could become in the future. Hopefully, you’ll learn a bit more about some lesser-known prospects.
For players who play multiple positions, I’ll be using their primary positions as listed by the CapFriendly depth chart, for the most part.