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Islanders Draft Central Day 26: Shane Prince & Sergei Barbashev

by Dyan LeBourdais / New York Islanders
Shane Prince, a center for Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League, and Sergei Barbashev, a left wing for CSKA 2, are ranked twenty-sixth on the Central Scouting Service rankings list.
Shane Prince

North American Skater
Ottawa, OHL
Final Rank:  26 Midterm Rank:  35
Position:  Center
Shoots:  Left
Height:  5'10" Weight:  174
Born:  November 16, 1992
Hometown:  Rochester, NY, USA
Sergei Barbashev
European Skater
Final Rank:  26 Midterm Rank: 
Position:  Left Wing
Shoots:  Right
Height:  6'0" Weight:  165
Born:  July 26, 1992

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)

Isles Scout Tim MacLean
On Shane Prince - Prince is a very skilled player who was on one of the most dangerous lines in the OHL in Ottawa. He has very good quickness and agility to go with strong offensive instincts. He has good vision and is a creative player. He is a small guy who needs to get much stronger and show more willingness to play in traffic.

Isles Scout Vellu Kautonen
On Sergei Barbashev - Barbashev is an energetic player who likes to play physical. He has pretty good hockey sense and moves the puck well.
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
Ottawa 67s

Twenty-six players who emerged from the Ontario Hockey League and were selected by the Islanders in the NHL Entry Draft have gone on to play games in the National Hockey League.

An additional 11 drafted players skated for teams that were part of the affiliated Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). Only one played for the Ottawa 67s.

The Islanders drafted Denis Potvin first overall in the 1973 Amateur Draft from the Ottawa 67s, while they were a part of the OHA.

Therefore, if the Islanders select Shane Prince, he will be the second player drafted by the franchise who played for the Ottawa 67s that has the opportunity to play a game in the NHL.

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