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Islanders 2013 Draft Central - Zach Nastasiuk and Chris Bigras

by Greg Picker / New York Islanders
A terrific performance in the postseason helped Zach Nastasiuk jump in the rankings from 33rd at mid-season to a final ranking of 13th overall among North American skaters. In 12 playoff games, the Owen Sound winger tallied 11 points (four goals, seven assists) to lead his team. He also performed admirably in the U-18 World Junior Championship, scoring four points (two goals, two assists) in seven games for Team Canada while earning gold.
Pos. RW Shoots R
Ht. 6'1" Born 3/30/1995
Wt. 190 Hometown Barrie, ON
Zach Nastasiuk

Owen Sound Attack, OHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Owen Sound 62 20 20 40 32
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Zach Nastasiuk is a hard-working, grinding winger that sets the tone of games. He’s responsible really in all areas of his game and excels in his overall performance and package. He drives the net and is strong on the walls. Even in small areas with guys all over him he can still make plays.

Like his Owen Sound teammate Zach Nastasiuk, Chris Bigras earned a gold medal with Team Canada at the U-18 World Junior Championship in Sochi, Russia. At the tournament, Bigras notched three assists in seven games, including one on the Gold Medal-winning goal. In the OHL’s regular season, he led Attack defensemen with 38 points (eight goals, 30 assists) in 68 games.

Pos. D Shoots L
Ht. 6'0" Born 2/22/1995
Wt. 186 Hometown Orillia, ON
Chris Bigras
Owen Sound Attack, OHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Owen Sound 68 8 30 38 34
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Chris Bigras is a very calming influence on the blue line. He moves the puck extremely well, and isn't afraid to jump into the rush. He makes good reads in his own zone and even though he isn't really a rock 'em, sock'em type of physical guy, he is hard to beat 1-on-1.
Josh Bailey, Islanders forward
Drafted: 2008, NY Islanders (1st round, 9th overall)
I just remember being so happy and excited, it was a very special moment for my family and me. It's still one of my favorite hockey memories and always will be."
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.
Zach Nastasiuk and Chris Bigras are the No. 3 and 4 ranked OHL skaters 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
2001 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Cory Stillman (4th round, 101st overall)
Dusan Salficky (5th round, 132nd overall)
Andy Chiodo (6th round, 166th overall)
Jan Holub (7th round, 197th overall)
Mike Bray (8th round, 228th overall)
Bryan Perez (9th round, 260th overall)
Roman Kuhtinov (9th round, 280th overall)
Juha-Pekka Ketola (9th round, 287th overall)

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