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Islanders Draft Central Day 15: Zack Phillips & Karl Johansson

by Dyan LeBourdais / New York Islanders
Zack Phillips, a center for Saint John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Karl Johansson, a defenseman for Brynas Jr., are ranked fifteenth on the Central Scouting Service rankings list.
Zack Phillips

North American Skater
Saint John, QMJHL
Final Rank:  15
Midterm Rank:  12
Position:  Center
Shoots:  Right
Height:  6'1" Weight:  178
Born:  October 28, 1992
Hometown:  Fredericton, NB, CAN
Karl Johansson
European Skater
Brynas Jr., SWE-JR.
Final Rank:  15 Midterm Rank:  12
Position:  Defenseman
Shoots:  Left
Height:  5'8" Weight:  167
Born:  January 21, 1993
Hometown:  Ostersund, SWE

Each day as we get closer to the June 24 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, MN, the Islanders Draft Central will update with a new North American and European player profile. Below, each of the top 30 North American and European prospects will be listed.
May 26, 2011 - 30th in CSS Ranking
Rickard Rakell (North American)
Alessio Bertaggia (European)
May 27, 2011 - 29th in CSS Ranking
Alexander Khokhlachev (North American)
Adam Pettersson (European)
May 28, 2011 - 28th in CSS Ranking
Matthew Puempel (North American)
Sergei Shmelev (European)
May 29, 2011 - 27th in CSS Ranking
Phillip Danault (North American)
Fredrik Claesson (European)
May 30, 2011 - 26th in CSS Ranking
Shane Prince (North American)
Sergei Barbashev (European)
May 31, 2011 - 25th in CSS Ranking
Connor Murphy (North American)
Alexei Marchenko (European)
June 1, 2011 - 24th in CSS Ranking
Scott Mayfield (North American) | VIDEO
Johan Sundstrom (European)
June 2, 2011 - 23rd in CSS Ranking
Jonathan Miller (North American)
Klas Dahlbeck (European)
June 3, 2011 - 22nd in CSS Ranking
Tyler Biggs (North American) | VIDEO
Victor Berglind (European)
June 4, 2011 - 21st in CSS Ranking
Nicklas Jensen (North American)
William Karlsson (European)
June 5, 2011 - 20th in CSS Ranking
Tomas Jurco (North American) | VIDEO
Viktor Arvidsson (European)
June 6, 2011 - 19th in CSS Ranking
Brandon Saad (North American) | VIDEO
Joel Mustonen (European)
June 7, 2011 - 18th in CSS Ranking
Boone Jenner (North American)
Zakhar Arzamastsev (European)
June 8, 2011 - 17th in CSS Ranking
Ty Rattie (North American)
Nikita Kucherov (European)
June 9, 2011 - 16th in CSS Ranking
Mark Scheifele (North American) | VIDEO
Alexander Ruuttu (European)

Islanders Scout Mario Saraceno
On Zack Phillips - Phillips is a cerebral and creative centerman. He played with (Jonathan) Huberdeau (ranks third overall on Central Scouting) in St. John and had an excellent season. He handles the puck very well and has an excellent and precise wrist shot. He’s not physical or aggressive, but gets involved and battles for puck possession. He needs to improve overall skating and speed for next level.

Saint John head coach Gerard Gallant
On Zack Phillips - Zack has great vision and is strong on the puck. He's a solid center and has come a long way in a short time. He kind of reminds me of an Adam Oates-type of player … he's strong on the puck down low and in the corners and has nifty hands.

Islanders Scout Vellu Kautonen
On Karl Johansson - Johansson is small, but is a very skilled defenseman. He’s mobile and has good hands. He’s capable of running 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

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Saint John Sea Dogs

The Saint John Sea Dogs entered the QMJHL as an expansion team in 2005. Quickly, they have become a powerhouse, winning the 2011 Memorial Cup, the highest junior hockey honor.

Zack Phillips was part of that 2010-11 Sea Dogs team. If he is selected by the Islanders in this year's draft, Phillips will be the first Sea Dogs skater to enter the Islanders system.

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