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Islanders 2013 Draft Central - Samuel Morin and Adam Erne

by Greg Picker / New York Islanders
Hulking 6’6” defenseman Samuel Morin led Rimouski in penalty minutes this past season with 117. He also brought his offensive game to another level in the postseason, registering seven points (one goal, six assists) in six games. His seven points were good enough for second on Rimouski. Morin’s performance in the second half of the season drastically improved his draft rankings, as he moved from 76th among North American Skaters in the midseason rankings to 23rd in the final rankings.
Pos. D Shoots L
Ht. 6'6" Born 7/12/1995
Wt. 202 Hometown Lac-Beauport, QC
Samuel Morin

Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Rimouski 46 4 12 16 117
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Samuel Morin is a big, physically imposing defender from the QMJHL.  He is massive in size and has just as big a heart. Samuel plays the game well in his own zone, but don’t count out the contributions he could give at the other end.
Connecticut native Adam Erne decided to forego the NCAA route and instead enter the Canadian junior ranks. In his second season playing in the QMJHL, Erne took his game to another level playing at over a point-per-game pace. He led his team in scoring during the regular season and finished tied for second in postseason scoring with 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 11 playoff games.
Pos. C Catches L
Ht. 6'0" Born 4/20/1995
Wt. 210 Hometown New Haven, CT
Adam Erne
Quebec Remparts, QMJHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Quebec 68 28 44 72 67
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
A power forward by nature, this kid is more than willing to drive the net with wide lane speed. Erne is fearless crashing the net. While he’s better-known for scoring goals, he has the ability to make plays too.
Matt Martin, Islanders forward
Drafted: 2008, NY Islanders (5th round, 148th overall)
"With the Islanders, I did their psych test right at the beginning of the season and I don’t think I talked to them again all year. While watching the draft on TV, we got a phone call at the house that was from Garth Snow that said I was just picked so it was definitely exciting. He just said ‘Congratulations, we’ve selected you. Welcome to the Islanders.’"
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.
Samuel Morin and Adam Erne are the No. 7 and 8 ranked skaters coming out of the QMJHL 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
1983 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Pat LaFontaine (1st round, 3rd overall)
Gerald Diduck (1st round, 16th overall)
Garnet McKechney (2nd round, 37th overall)
Mike Neill (3rd round, 57th overall)
Mikko Makela (4th round, 65th overall)
Bob Caulfield (5th round, 84th overall)
Ron Viglasi (5th round, 97th overall)
Darin Illikainen (6th round, 168th overall)
Jim Sprenger (7th round, 137th overall)
Dale Henry (8th round, 157th overall)
Kevin Vescio (9th round, 177th overall)
Dave Shellington (10th round, 197th overall)
John Bjorkman (11th round, 217th overall)
Peter McGeough (12th round, 237th overall)

1984 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Duncan MacPherson (1st round, 20th overall)
Bruce Melanson (2nd round, 41st overall)
Jeff Norton (3rd round, 62nd overall)
Doug Wieck (4th round, 70th overall)
Ari Eerik Haanpaa (4th round, 83rd overall)
Mike Murray (5th round, 104th overall)
Jim Wilharm (6th round, 125th overall)
Kelly Murphy (7th round, 146th overall)
Franco DeSantis (8th round, 167th overall)
Tom Warden (9th round, 187th overall)
David Volek (10th round, 208th overall)
Russ Becker (11th round, 228th overall)
Allister Brown (12th round, 249th overall)

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