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Islanders 2013 Draft Central - Morgan Klimchuk and Joshua Morrissey

by Greg Picker / New York Islanders
Playing his second full season in the WHL, Morgan Klimchuk improved his offensive numbers mightily over his rookie season. His 76 points in 72 games this year more than doubled his 36 points in 67 games last season. Klimchuk also took home a Gold Medal with Team Canada at the U-18 World Championship. With eight points (three goals, five assists) in seven games, Klimchuk was second on the team in scoring and a plus-8 for the tournament.
Pos. LW Catches L
Ht. 5'11" Born 3/2/1995
Wt. 180 Hometown Regina, SK
Morgan Klimchuk

Regina Pats, WHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Regina 72 36 40 76 20
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Under the radar a bit this year until the U18’s in Sochi. More of a north-south player, Morgan Klimchuk does his best work in the corners and behind the net. He is more of a 2-on-1 type of player rather than a skilled 1-on-1 player. He’s more of a conscious thinker than a guy who takes big risks.

With 47 points (15 goals, 32 assists) in 70 games, Joshua Morrissey led Prince Albert defensemen in scoring for the second consecutive season. Morrissey also led all defensemen on Canada’s Gold Medal Winning U-18 squad at the IIHF World Championship. In seven games, the Calgary native finished with seven points (three goals, four assists) and led the tournament with a plus-10 rating.

Pos. D Shoots L
Ht. 6'0" Born 3/28/1995
Wt. 186 Hometown Calgary, BC
Joshua Morrissey
Prince Albert Raiders, WHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Prince Albert 70 15 32 47 91
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
There are not many things this kid can’t do. Joshua Morrissey is not the biggest player, yet he is capable of making some big open ice hits. He can contribute offensively, is very aware in his own zone and certainly has the ability to move the puck in timely fashion and with precision.
Travis Hamonic, Islanders defenseman
Drafted: 2008, NY Islanders (2nd round, 53rd overall)
"The feeling when my mom saw my name pop up was one of the best feelings in the world. You realize you’re very grateful and thankful. It was one of the best days of my life and I was very happy to be surrounded by family and friends when it happened."
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.
Morgan Klimchuk and Joshua Morrissey are the No. 7 and 8 ranked skaters out of the Western Hockey League for 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
1986 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Tom Fitzgerald (1st round, 17th overall)
Dennis Vaske (2nd round, 38th overall)
Bill Berg (3rd round, 59th overall)
Shawn Byram (4th round, 80th overall)
Dean Sexsmith (5th round, 101st overall)
Todd McLellan (5th round, 104th overall)
Tony Schmalzbauer (6th round, 122nd overall)
Will Anderson (7th round, 138th overall)
Rich Pilon (7th round, 143rd overall)
Peter Harris (8th round, 164th overall)
Jeff Jablonski (9th round, 185th overall)
Kerry Clark (10th round, 206th overall)
Dan Beaudette (11th round, 227th overall)
Paul Thompson (12th round, 248th overall)

1987 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Dean Chynoweth (1st round, 13th overall)
Jeff Hackett (2nd round, 34th overall)
Dean Ewen (3rd round, 55th overall)
George Maneluk (4th round, 76th overall)
Petr Vlk (5th round, 97th overall)
Rob DiMaio (6th round, 118th overall)
Knut Walbye (7th round, 139th overall)
Jeff Saterdalen (8th round, 160th overall)
Shawn Howard (9th round, 181st overall)
John Herlihy (10th round, 202nd overall)
Michael Erickson (11th round, 223rd overall)
Will Averill (12th round, 244th overall)

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