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Islanders Draft Central Day 00

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
Vladislav Namestnikov

North American Skater
London, OHL
Position: Center Shoots: Left
Height: 6'0" Weight: 166
Born: 22-Nov-92 Hometown: Zhukovsky, RUS
2011-12 GP G A P
London 65 23 27 50
draft profiles
Gregory Hofmann
European Skater
London, OHL
Position: Center Shoots: Left
Height: 6'0" Weight: 166
Born: 22-Nov-92 Hometown: Zhukovsky, RUS
2011-12 GP G A P
Ambri 65 23 127 50
Islanders Scout Tim MacLean
On Brandon Saad - Saad has very good size and top-two line skills. While he wasn’t as good as expected this year, he still put up solid offensive numbers. He has a very hard shot and quick release. He improved his two-way game and became a more complete player this year. He has very good upside.

NHL Central Scouting’s Chris Edwards
On Brandon Saad - Brandon has very good speed and agility and that makes him dangerous, he’s solid on his skates and fights through checks very well. He plays a solid two-way game and is very responsible defensively.

Islanders Scout Vellu Kautonen
On Joel Mustonen - Mustonen is a solid two-way center. He has a good shot and therefore was used a lot on the power-play.
1. Edmonton Oilers
2. Colorado Avalanche
3. Florida Panthers
4. New Jersey Devils
5. New York Islanders
Round 1 - 5th overall
Round 2 -
34th overall
Round 2 -
50th overall
(from Wisniewski deal to Montreal)
Round 3 -
63rd overall
(from 4th round 2010 draft selection dealt to Colorado)
Round 4 -
94th overall
Round 5 -
124th overall
Round 5 -
126th overall
(from two 6th round 2010 draft picks dealt to Atlanta)
Round 7 -
184th overall

Ontario Hockey League
Saginaw Spirit

The Saginaw Spirit entered the league under a new name in 2002. Previously, they were the North Bay Centinnals, St. Catharines Black Hawks, amongst others.

The Islanders have never drafted a player from the Spirit. However, they have drafted two players from the Centinnals (Kevin Vescio - 1983, 177th overall; and Tom Warden - 1984, 187th overall) and two from the Black Hawks (Ron Phillips - 1974, 238th overall; and Dave Salvian - 1975, 29th overall). None of the four players ever dressed for a game in the NHL.

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