NY Islanders prospect pool ranked dead last in the NHL

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11. Daylan Kuefler
12. Isaiah George
13. Eetu Liukas
14. Tristan Lennox
15. Matias Rajaniemi

Here's where the rankings will lose a lot of people. Isaiah George was one of the final cuts at the Islanders' training camp this season, as he left a lasting impression on the players and staff.

"He looks solid. I think he's got good poise, offensively and defensively," Ryan Pulock told The Hockey News. "Watching him for a couple of days here, off rushes and defensive zone ending plays, he looks like he's got a lot of confidence in all areas of his game."

George has 22 points through 45 games for the London Knights of the OHL, a team currently tied atop the OHL standings. He's third in points from defensemen on the team, trailing Oliver Bonk (drafted 22nd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers last year) and Sam Dickinson (one of the top defensive prospects in this year's draft).

While Eetu Liukas won't become a household name in the NHL, he has future NHLer written all over him. At 6'3", 205 lbs., Liukas is a bowling ball of energy and will fit into the Isles' fourth line possibly as early as next year, depending on the future of Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck.

Daylan Kuefler is another overaged draft project who has spent his time in the ECHL after missing the start of the season with an injury. He has eight points through 17 games with the Worcester Railers as he hopes to work his way back to the AHL.

Tristan Lennox is the Islanders' top goaltending prospect who's also been honing his craft in the ECHL. He's a big-bodied netminder at 6'4" with a sub-3 GAA and .909 SV% in his first season of professional hockey. He's still a ways away from being NHL-ready, especially with Sorokin and Varlamov locked up for at least four more years, so there'll be no rush in his development.

Rajaniemi, who still hasn't signed with the Islanders, is 6'4" with loads of professional hockey under his belt, playing in his fifth pro season in Finland. It's unclear whether he'll sign with the Islanders at any point or remain in Europe.