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Islanders Select Four on Day Two

Islanders select one defenseman and three forwards on second day of 2019 NHL Draft

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The New York Islanders selected three forwards and a defenseman on the second day of the 2019 National Hockey League Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Defenseman Samuel Bolduc (57th overall), forward Reece Newkirk (147th overall), forward Felix Bibeau (178th overall) and forward Cole Coskey (209th overall) were selected in rounds two through seven on Saturday afternoon.

Bolduc, 18, led the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada defensemen in goals (9), assists (28) and points (37) in 65 games last season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Laval, QC native added two points (one goal, one assist) in five QMJHL playoff games. Bolduc has totaled 51 points (11 goals, 40 assists) in 128 QMJHL games over three seasons. 

Newkirk, 18, recorded a career-high 59 points (23 goals, 36 assists) in 68 games during his second season with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. The Moose Jaw, SK native led the Winterhawks with 88 penalty minutes and tied for second on the team with five game-winning goals last season. Newkirk added two assists in five WHL playoff games.

Bibeau, 20, recorded a career-high 69 points (28 goals, 41assists) in 63 games while serving as an alternate captain of the 2019 Memorial Cup Champion, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL. The Mercier, QC native co-led the Huskies with 14 goals in 20 QMJHL and Memorial Cup playoff games en route to winning a QMJHL and Memorial Cup championship. Bibeau led the QMJHL in post-season game-winning goals (5) and power-play goals (6) and was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star team.


Coskey, 20, recorded career-highs in goals (31), assists (32) and points (63) in 52 games during his fourth season with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. The Zion, IL native added eight points (three goals, five assists) in 13 OHL playoff games. Coskey totaled 155 points (72 games, 83 assists) in 240 career OHL games, all with the Spirit.

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