NY Islanders: The 5 best players selected with the 49th pick since 2000

2022 NHL Draft - Round 2-7
2022 NHL Draft - Round 2-7 / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages
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3. Mike Cammallieri

Justin Williams (L) and Michael Cammalli...
Justin Williams (L) and Michael Cammalli... / JANEK SKARZYNSKI/GettyImages

Just barely beating out our (totally arbitrary) cutoff of 2000, Mike Cammallieri, the 49th overall pick in 2001, was a very good player. He played over 900 NHL games, scoring 294 goals and 348 assists for 642 points. He was consistently good from the ages of 23 to 35, averaging at least 0.7 points per game eight times.

Of his entire draft class, he scored the third-most goals, behind only Ilya Kovalchuk and Jason Spezza. He had the fifth-most points, behind Spezza, Kovalchuk, Jason Pominville, and Mikko Koivu. And he did it in 906 games, tied for 9th among the 2001 draft class. He's not a Hall of Famer, but he had a long and successful career.