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Islanders 2015 Draft Pick Profiles

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

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.

Pos. F Shoots R
Ht. 5'11 Born 5/26/1997
Wt. 175 Hometown Coquitlam, BC
Mathew Barzal
Seattle Thunderbirds - WHL
Rd. 1 (16th Overall)

2014-15 GP G A Pts. PIM
Seattle 44 12 45 57 20

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.

Pos. LW Shoots L
Ht. 5'10 Born 6/8/1997
Wt. 173 Hometown Sorel-Tracy, QC
Anthony Beauvillier
Shawinigan Cataractes - QMJHL
Rd. 1 (28th Overall)

2014-15 GP G A Pts. PIM
Shawinigan 67 42 52 94 72

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.

Pos. D Shoots L
Ht. 5'10 Born 2/11/1997
Wt. 182 Hometown London, ON
Mitchell Vande Sompel
Oshawa Generals - OHL
Rd. 3 (82nd Overall)

2014-15 GP G A Pts. PIM
Oshawa 58 12 51 63 38

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.

Pos. D Shoots L
Ht. 6'0 Born 8/24/1997
Wt. 171 Hometown Surrey, BC
Parker Wotherspoon
Tri-City Americans - WHL
Rd. 4 (112th Overall)

2014-15 GP G A Pts. PIM
Tri-City 72 9 33 42 93

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.

Pos. D Shoots L
Ht. 6'2 Born 10/10/1996
Wt. 206 Hometown Duck Lake, SK
Ryan Pilon
Brandon Wheat Kings - WHL
Rd. 5 (147th Overall)

2014-15 GP G A Pts. PIM
Brandon 68 11 41 52 40

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.

Pos. D Shoots L
Ht. 6'0 Born 1/31/1997
Wt. 170 Hometown Beijing, China
Andong Song
Lawrenceville School - NJ
Rd. 6 (172nd Overall)

2014-15 GP G A Pts. PIM
Lawrenceville 26 3 7 10 --

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.

Pos. D Shoots L
Ht. 6'1 Born 5/16/1996
Wt. 187 Hometown Gislaved, SWE
Petter Hansson
Linkoping's Jr. Team - WHL
Rd. 7 (202nd Overall)

2014-15 GP G A Pts. PIM
Linkoping 38 15 19 34 32

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