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Islanders 2013 Draft Central - Brett Pesce and Adam Tambellini

by Greg Picker / New York Islanders
Westchester, NY native Brett Pesce just finished his first year at the University of New Hampshire helping the Wildcats qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Pesce played the most games of any UNH freshman this season. With two d-men graduating from New Hampshire, Pesce should expect to shoulder a bigger load in 2013-14.
Pos. D Shoots R
Ht. 6'3" Born 11/15/1994
Wt. 170 Hometown Tarrytown, NY
Brett Pesce

New Hampshire, Hockey East
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
New Hampshire 38 1 5 6 10
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Brett Pesce is the type of defenseman who flies under the radar almost on a nightly basis. He’s dilligent in responsibilities, work ethic and habits. Pesce gives his team a sure thing from the back end. He makes a good first pass and has stick skills.
The son of Islanders’ 1978 first-round pick Steve Tambellini, Adam Tambellini has spent the past two seasons playing in the British Columbia Hockey League as he prepares to take the step to the NCAA at the University of North Dakota. Adam finished tied for third in the league with 36 goals this past season. He also led the BCHL in playoff scoring with 10 goals in 17 games as he helped Surrey win the league title. The 6’2, 158-pound winger looks to bulk up while playing for North Dakota.
Pos. LW Shoots L
Ht. 6'2" Born 10/31/1994
Wt. 158 Hometown Edmonton, AB
Adam Tambellini
North Dakota, NCHC
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Vernon/Surrey (BCHL) 52 36 29 65 26
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Adam Tambellini is a big scorer in the BCHL. He will take his talents to the University of North Dakota where he will continue to learn good habits and be placed in situations to succeed. Tambellini has a very good skill set and the ability to find soft areas in the offensive zone to score.
Brock Nelson, Islanders forward
Drafted: 2010, NY Islanders (1st round, 30th overall)
“I think it adds to the excitement, not knowing where and when you’re going. Then, all of a sudden hearing your name get called, there a lot of emotions and obviously a lot of happiness.”
Each day of the week leading up to the draft, will break down prospects from different leagues.

Monday: Europe
Tuesday: NCAA/USHL
Wednesday: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Thursday: Ontario Hockey League
Friday: Western Hockey League
Click here for the 2013 Draft Central archive.
Brett Pesce and Adam Tambellini are the No. 5 and 6 ranked NCAA/USHL bound prospects available at the 2013 NHL Draft.
1.  Colorado Avalanche
2.  Florida Panthers
3.  Tampa Bay Lightning
4.  Nashville Predators
5.  Carolina Hurricanes
6.  Calgary Flames
7.  Edmonton Oilers
8.  Buffalo Sabres
9.  New Jersey Devils
10. Dallas Stars
11. Philadelphia Flyers
12. Phoenix Coyotes
13. Winnipeg Jets
14. Columbus Blue Jackets
15. New York Islanders
Round 1: 15th overall
Round 3: 75th overall
Round 4: 105th overall
Round 5: 135th overall
Round 6: 165th overall
Round 7: 195th overall
1990 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Scott Scissons (1st round, 6th overall)
Chris Taylor (2nd round, 27th overall)
Dan Plante (3rd round, 48th overall)
Chris Marinucci (5th round, 90th overall)
Joni Lehto (6th round, 111th overall)
Michael Guilbert (7th round, 132nd overall)
Sylvain Fleury (8th round, 153rd overall)
John Joyce (9th round, 174th overall)
Richard Enga (10th round, 195th overall)
Martin Lacroix (11th round, 216th overall)
Andy Shier (12th round, 237th overall)

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