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Islanders 2013 Draft Central - JT Compher and Michael McCarron

by Greg Picker / New York Islanders
Headed to the University of Michigan in the fall, JT Compher finished his final season with the U.S. National Team Development Program (USNTDP) as the squad’s third leading scorer in USHL play. Including games played by the USNDTP against non-USHL opponents, Compher’s point totals ballooned to 49 points (18 goals, 31 assists) in 55 games. He also led the Silver Medal-winning Team USA at the Under-18 World Junior Championship with seven points (three goals, four assists) in seven games.
Pos. LW Shoots L
Ht. 6'0" Born 4/8/1995
Wt. 165 Hometown Northbrook, IL
JT Compher

Michigan, Big-10
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
USNTDP (USHL) 21 7 17 24 23
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
JT Compher is an all-purpose player who has skills and hockey sense to make him very appealing to teams. He knows how to score, and knows how  to make plays. If a coach wants or needs something done, this kid can do it.
Michael McCarron has decided to further his hockey career by staying close to home to attend Western Michigan University in the fall. With the USNTDP, McCarron sure showed off his size and strength, evidenced by his 84 PIM in 19 games. The 6’5, 228-lb winger also helped Team USA earn silver at the U-18 World Junior Championship with five points (three goals, two assists) and 14 PIM in seven games.
Pos. LW Shoots R
Ht. 6'5" Born 3/7/1995
Wt. 228 Hometown Macomb, MI
Michael McCarron
Western Michigan, NCHC
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
USNTDP (USHL) 19 5 5 10 84
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Michael McCarron is a huge prospect who is able to move. He's a power forward that does a lot of his work in the dirty areas. McCarron is an abrasive, nasty, hard-nosed player who is accustomed to going up and down the wing.
Aaron Ness, Islanders defenseman
Drafted: 2008, NY Islanders (2nd round, 40th overall)
"It’s obviously a nerve-wracking time just waiting to hear your name. Then I finally heard it and went down to the stage. I think the first hand I shook was Charles Wang’s. Lots and lots of pictures and interviews after the pick happened, but it’s all part of the experience."
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.
JT Compher and Michael McCarron are the No. 3 and 4 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
1998 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Michael Rupp (1st round, 9th overall)
Chris Nielsen (2nd round, 36th overall)
Andy Burnham (4th round, 95th overall)
Jiri Dopita (5th round, 123rd overall)
Kevin Clauson (6th round, 155th overall)
Evgeny Korolev (7th round, 182nd overall)
Frederik Brind’Amour (8th round, 209th overall)
Ben Blais (9th round, 237th overall)
Jason Doyle (9th round, 242nd overall)
Radek Matejovsky (9th round, 250th overall)

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