Mathew Barzal set career highs in assists (45) and points (57) in his second season with the Seattle Thunderbirds, despite playing just 44 games, 15 fewer than his rookie season. Barzal recorded 14 goals and 40 assists in 59 games in his rookie campaign. The Coquitlam, BC, native had 12 points (3G, 9A) in seven games with Canada's U-18 Team.
Anthony Beauvillier had a breakout season for the Shawinigan Cataractes, scoring 42 goals and 52 assists in 67 games. Beauvillier led the Cataractes scoring this season by 30 points, emerging as the team's top offensive threat. Beauvillier captained Team Cherry in the 2015 CHL Top Prospects game.
Anthony Beauvillier Shawinigan Cataractes - QMJHL Rd. 1 (28th Overall)
Mitchell Vande Sompel became the fifth highest-scoring defenseman in the OHL last season, netting 63 points (12 goals, 51 assists) in 58 games. Vande Sompel smashed his career highs in his sophomore campaign, but his career highlight was winning the Memorial Cup with fellow Isles' prospect Michael Dal Colle and the Oshawa Generals in May.
Parker Wotherspoon set career highs in goals (9), assists (33) and points (42) in his second WHL season with the Tri-City Americans. Wotherspoon led all Americans' blueliners in points and was tied for fifth in team scoring. The Surrey, BC, native is the brother of Calgary Flames prospect Tyler Wotherspoon.
Ryan Pilon scored 52 points (11 goals, 41 assists) in 68 games with the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings. Pilon, the cousin of former Islanders defenseman Rich Pilon, was second among Brandon blueliners in points. Pilon scored 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in 19 playoff games last season, as Brandon went to the WHL Final. The 6'2, 206lbs., defenseman is the biggest Islanders selection of the 2015 Draft.
Andong Song becomes the first Chinese-born player to be drafted in the NHL Draft. Song, a native of Beijing, China, moved to North America at age nine, but captained the Chinese team at the 2015 U-18 World Jr. Championships (D-II). The Islanders selected Song from Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where he captained the team in his senior season.
Andong Song Lawrenceville School - NJ Rd. 6 (172nd Overall)
Petter Hansson had a breakout season in his third year with Linkoping's Jr. club. Hansson scored 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 38 games, while also appearing in 15 games for Linkoping's SHL club, potting one assist.
Petter Hansson Linkoping's Jr. Team - WHL Rd. 7 (202nd Overall)