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Islanders Top 50 Draft Prospects: 26-24

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders

Josh Bailey gets interviewed after being selected 9th overall at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, ON.

Round 1: 5th overall
Round 2: 35th overall
Round 2: 57th overall (from MTL)
Round 3: 65th overall
Round 3: 78th overall (from PHI)
Round 4: 95th overall
Round 4: 108th overall (from PHI)
Round 6: 155th overall
Round 7: 185th overall

1995 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Wade Redden (1st round, 2nd overall)
Jan Hlavac (2nd round, 28th overall)
D.J. Smith (2nd round, 41st overall)
Vladimir Orszagh (5th round, 106th overall)
Andrew Taylor (7th round, 158th overall)
David MacDonald (9th round, 210th overall)
Mike Broda (9th round, 211th overall)

1996 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Jean-Pierre Dumont (1st round, 3rd overall)
Dan Lacouture (2nd round, 29th overall)
Zdeno Chara (3rd round, 56th overall)
Tyrone Garner (4th round, 83rd overall)
Bubba Berenzweig (5th round, 109th overall)
Petr Sachl (5th round, 128th overall)
Todd Miller (6th round, 138th overall)
J.R. Prestifilippo (7th round, 165th overall)
Evgeny Korolev (8th round, 192nd overall)
Mike Muzechka (9th round, 210th overall)

50-48: DeAngelo, Smith, Mayo
47-45: Kahkonen, Englund, Nedeljkovic
44-42: MacInnis, Soderstrom, Point
41-39: Cornel, Donato, Pettersson
38-36: Glover, Lemieux, Quenneville
35-33: Masin, Goldobin, Pollock
32-30: MacLeod, Schmaltz, Bleackley
29-27: Kempe, Demko, Ho-Sang

Roland McKeown set new career highs in his second season on the Kingston blueline, scoring 43 points (11G, 32A) in 62 games. McKeown joins the play like teammates, but some scouts laud his positioning and think of him more as a defensive defenseman. Either way, McKeown’s all-around game is attracting attention.
Pos. D Shoots R
Ht. 6'1" Born 1/20/1996
Wt. 195 Hometown Listowel, ON
26. Roland McKeown
Kingston Frontenacs - OHL
*Rankings as per The Hockey News
2013-14 GP G A Pts. PIM
Kingston 62 11 32 43 61
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
McKeown is a very versatile rear guard who displays a unique ability to activate and get involved offensively with the puck. He's a very smooth skater with a physical edge to his game when he gets pushed. He's mart with the puck too, knows when to make that tape-to-tape pass as well as get it off the glass. More of a two-way guy, but don't be surprised if points come from him down the road.

Jack Dougherty adjusted well to the USHL in his rookie season, scoring 12 points (4G, 8A) in 23 games for the U.S. National Team Development Program. Dougherty also chipped in four points (2G, 2A) during Team USA’s gold-medal run at the U-18 Tournament. The 6’1”, 186-pound defenseman is slated to play for the University of Wisconsin next season.
Pos. D Shoots R
Ht. 6'1" Born 5/25/1995
Wt. 186 Hometown Cottage Grove, MN
25. Jack Dougherty
*Rankings as per The Hockey News
2013-14 GP G A Pts. PIM
US NTDP 23 4 8 12 34
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Dougherty brings a solid, no frills approach to the game and is the kind of guy coaches drool over. He's a big-time minute muncher that does everything well. He doesn't have that one exceptional trait outside of the fact that he's so versatile that he can - and most  likely will - play every scenario asked. He's a guy that you may not notice, but at the end of the day plays over 25 minutes.
Massapequa native Sonny Milano adds some local flavor to the 2014 Draft, as the Long Island product had a standout season with the US National Team Development Program. Milano scored 39 points (14G, 25A) in 25 games, nearly doubling his output in a third of the games from the previous year. Milano has fantastic hands and can create offense individually. He’s set to join Boston College next season after graduating from the NTDP.
Pos. LW Shoots L
Ht. 6'0" Born 5/12/1996
Wt. 183 Hometown Massapequa, NY
24. Sonny Milano
*Rankings as per The Hockey News
2013-14 GP G A Pts. PIM
US NTDP 25 14 25 39 21
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Milano is simply so skilled he can do many things with a puck most others can't. One can only imagine how much time this kid spends with a stick in his hand. He's creative on the ice, slippery and as dynamic as anyone in this draft.
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