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Islanders 2012 Draft Central - Henrik Samuelsson and Daniil Zharkov

by Travis Betts / New York Islanders

draft profiles
Henrik Samuelsson
Edmonton, WHL
Position: C Shoots: Right
Height: 6'2" Born: 7-Feb-94
Weight: 195 Hometown: Leksand, SWE
2011-12 GP G A P
Edmonton 28 7 16 23
draft profiles
Daniil Zharkov
Belleville, OHL
Position: LW Shoots: Left
Height: 6'3" Born: 6-Feb-94
Weight: 197 Hometown: St.Petersburg, RUS
2011-12 GP G A P
Belleville 50 23 13 36
Trent Klatt, Islanders Scout
Henrik works well in small areas He is strong on his skates and protects the puck well with his body. He likes to go into dirty areas of the rink.
Ryan Strome, Islanders First Round pick in 2011
Daniil Zharkov kind of came out of nowhere. I think I only played against him once, but he's at a good skill level. He skates around the ice pretty fast, he likes to zip around out there and use his speed. He's a guy that has good offensive skills, and a good knack around the net.

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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