The NY Islanders got a good look at most of their prospects during rookie training camp, but some of those playing in Europe and the NCAA were not present, as they remained with their current teams in preparation for the new season.
Two of the Isles' higher draft picks in the last two seasons, Danny Nelson and Quinn Finley, recently kicked off their collegiate careers, with both getting off to great starts. With both playing in the Big 10 (Nelson with Notre Dame and Finley with Wisconsin), we'll get the opportunity to see the two face off head-to-head four times this season.
Quinn Finley, LW, Wisconsin Badgers (NCAA)
Over the weekend, Finley made his Wisconsin debut, playing on the left wing of the Badgers third line in their back-to-back games with Augustana University. Finley recorded two goals in his first game on Saturday, cleaning up a rebound and finishing with a slick back-handed, top-shelf goal for his first.
His second came from the left circle, as Finley's left-handed shot beat the goaltender just above his pad for his second of the night in a 4-0 victory. The following night, he produced his first career assist, giving him three points through two games.
Islanders' sixth-round pick this past season, Zachary Schulz, was dressed for the Badgers as the team's seventh defenseman but has yet to see the ice.