NY Islanders Plus/Minus for 2023-24: Samuel Bolduc looks to become an everyday NHLer

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A second-round pick in 2019, Samuel Bolduc has been a bit of a disappointing prospect. He never cracked the lineup during the disastrous 2021-22 season, even with Andy Greene and Zdeno Chara being regularly awful. This year, when Adam Pelech got hurt, Salo, Parker Wotherspoon, and Dennis Cholowski all saw NHL ice before Bolduc. He made his NHL debut on January 23rd, 2023, playing six games before being sent back down.

But near the end of the season, with back-to-back injuries to Sebastian Aho and Alexander Romanov, Bolduc was the first - and only - injury callup to get playing time. Was he impressive? No. But he showed the potential to be a full-time NHLer someday, and hopefully someday soon.