NY Islanders Daily Dose: Rookie Camp Opens; A Door Opens for Josh Bailey

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📺 Locked on Islanders Podcast: The New York Islanders have opened rookie camp. We break down the 20 players in attendance and discuss which ones have the most to prove before the veterans arrive. Plus 2022 draft pick Isaiah George signed an entry-level deal with the team before camp got started

🔗  Simon Holmstrom, William Dufour most likely prospects to earn an Islanders roster spot  “The path from development camp participant to making the NHL roster is usually an unlikely one. Typically, there’s a side trip to the AHL or a ticket back to junior hockey. But forwards Simon Holmstrom and William Dufour have both already dressed for the Islanders.”

🔗 Motivated Matthew Maggio Makes Bold Statement to Islanders by Stefen Rosner, The Hockey News“While Maggio thought Bridgeport would be the spot for him after being part of the last set of cuts, the organization decided that heading back to juniors for one more season was the best thing for his development.”

And we leave you with this…Cal Clutterbuck is known as a hitter on the ice, but we pitching (close to) the Citi Field mound this week, throwing out the first pitch at New York Mets hockey night alongside the Rangers Jimmy Vesey and the Devils Erik Haula.