Mock Draft 1.0 Who the NY Islanders Should Pick in the First 2 Rounds of the 2024 NHL Entry Draft

2019 NHL Draft - Round One
2019 NHL Draft - Round One / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages
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We're still in the midst of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but for the 26 teams already eliminated, including the NY Islanders, the preparation for the NHL Draft has begun.

Last night was the Draft Lottery drawing, with the San Jose Sharks being awarded the first overall pick and the right to select Macklin Celebrini.

If the Islanders hold onto their pick they'll select at No. 18. The franchise hasn't made a first-round selection since 2019 when they selected Simon Holmstrom at No. 23.

With Celebrini being the odds-on favorite to go first overall, the rest of the first round is wide open. About five prospects could go second overall, and an additional seven could hear their name announced in the top 10.

The Islanders currently have picks in rounds one (18), two (50), four (115), five (147) and six. Their third-round pick was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs last season for Pierre Engvall, and their seventh for Robert Bortuzzo in December.

With mock draft season upon us, we used FC Hockey's mock draft simulator to make the Islanders' picks in rounds one and two. Two simulations were done (indicated as A and B) to determine the picks. Here are the results: