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Islanders 2012 Draft Central - Gemel Smith and Martin Frk

by Travis Betts / New York Islanders

draft profiles
Gemel Smith
Owen Sound, OHL
Position: C Shoots: Left
Height: 5'10" Born: 4-Apr-94
Weight: 160 Hometown: Toronto,ONT
2011-12 GP G A P PIM
Owen Sound 68 21 39 60 51
draft profiles
Martin Frk
Halifax, QMJHL
Position: RW Shoots: Right
Height: 6'0" Born: 5-Oct-93
Weight: 204 Hometown: Bochov, CZE
2011-12 GP G A P PIM
Halifax 34 16 13 29 41
Gemel Smith more than tripled his point production between his first and second season of junior hockey, posting career highs in goals, assists and points. The Toronto native has represented Canada internationally at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (Gold Medal) and the 2012 World Under-18 Championships (Bronze Medal). Martin Frk posted 50 points his first season with the Mooseheads, but missed half of the 2011-12 campaign following a concussion. The 6'0", 204-pound right wing rebounded, scoring almost a point-per-game after his return. The Bochov, Czech Republic native scored four goals and six assists in Halifax's first two playoff series, which could help his draft stock.
Ryan Strome, Islanders First Round pick in 2011
Gemel is a real fast, speedy guy. He's a little smaller, but pretty tenacious. He likes to get in there and get dirty.

Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Smith is a responsible player at both ends of the rink. He competes hard and typically doesn't take a shift off.

Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Martin Frk is a strong player on his skates. He shoots the puck well and can also make a play.
Click here for Islanders 2012 Draft Central's breakdown of the top-50 players available in this year's draft.
1. Edmonton Oilers
2. Columbus Blue Jackets
3. Montreal Canadiens
4. New York Islanders
5. Toronto Maple Leafs
Round 1 - 4th overall
Round 2 -
34th overall
Round 2 -
50th overall
Round 3 -
65th overall
Round 4 -
103rd overall (from BUF)
Round 5 -
125th overall
Round 6 -
155th overall
Round 7 - 185th overall

Islanders last five first-round picks
2011: Ryan Strome (5th overall)
2010: Nino Niederreiter (5th overall)
2009: John Tavares (1st overall)
2008: Josh Bailey (9th overall)
2006: Kyle Okposo (7th overall)

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