The Islanders traded up to take de Haan 11 picks after taking the defenseman's former Oshawa Generals teammate, John Tavares, with the No. 1 pick. De Haan dressed for three preseason games and scored a goal before he was returned to Oshawa for a second season in the Ontario Hockey League. The 18-year-old played in 34 games, scoring 5 goals and 19 assists for 24 points before suffering a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
In 2008-09, his rookie season in the OHL, de Haan had 8 goals and 55 assists for 63 points in 68 games.
Well, for me this one's concerning, the way we performed. Because three games in, playing a desperate team on the road, I was expecting something else than this. Right now, I'm just disappointed. The other games, I thought we did some things that you can build off your game. There wasn't a lot accomplished in tonight's game.
— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards after a 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Monday dropped Columbus to 0-3-0
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