Five of the best late-round draft picks in NY Islanders history

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Devon Toews

Devon Toews
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This one hurts to write. While playing at Quinnipiac University, the Islanders selected Devon Toews in the fourth round of the 2014 Draft. Toews was well on his way to becoming a legitimate player in the NHL, until injuries hurt his chances for an earlier call up. Eventually, he was called up in late 2018, and never looked back. He was a staple on the Islanders blueline and helped them reach the playoffs in his two years on the Island, including a visit to the Eastern Conference Finals. Ultimately in 2020, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for a pair of second round picks due to a cap crunch, and won the Stanley Cup in 2022. The Islanders surely miss his presence on the blue line.