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Islanders Top 50 Draft Prospects: 32-30

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders

John Tavares poses during a post-draft photo shoot after the 2009 NHL Draft in Montreal, Canada.

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

1991 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Scott Lachance (1st round, 4th overall)
Zigmund Palffy (2nd round, 26th overall)
Jamie McLennan (3rd round, 48th overall)
Milan Hnilicka (5th round, 90th overall)
Joni Lehto (6th round, 111th overall)
Michael Guilbert (7th round, 132nd overall)
Sylvain Fleury (8th round, 153rd overall)
John Joyce (9th round, 174th overall)
Richard Enga (10th round, 195th overall)
Martin Lacroix (11th round, 216th overall)
Andy Shier (12th round, 237th overall)

1992 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Darius Kasparitis (1st round, 5th overall)
Jarrett Deuling (3rd round, 56th overall)
Tomas Klimt (5th round, 104th overall)
Ryan Duthie (5th round, 105th overall)
Derek Armstrong (6th round, 128th overall)
Vladimir Grachev (7th round, 152nd overall)
Steve O’Rourke (7th round, 159th overall)
Jason Widmer (8th round, 176th overall)
Daniel Paradis (9th round, 200th overall)
David Wainwright (10th round, 224th overall)
Andrei Vasilyev (11th round, 248th 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
After two seasons with the US National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, MI, Johnathan MacLeod is headed back to his home state of Massachusetts next season. On the international stage, MacLeod won a Gold Medal with Team USA at the U-18 World Junior Championships, totaling three points (one goal, two assists) in seven games.
Pos. D Shoots R
Ht. 6'2" Born 6/2/1996
Wt. 200 Hometown Dracut, MS
32. Johnathan MacLeod
*Rankings as per The Hockey News
2013-14 GP G A Pts. PIM
USNTDP 19 1 4 5 36
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
MacLeod's a defensive defenseman that has an imposing presence on the blueline. He's decent with the puck from a skill standpoint and showed he can score a bit as well. Best asset is his ability to play the body as his opponents enter the zone and is a physically imposing player.

Nick Schmaltz is headed to the University of North Dakota next season and will train at one of the nation’s best college hockey programs. Schmaltz led the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers in 2013-14 with 63 points (18G, 45A) in 55 games. Internationally, Schmaltz led Team USA to a silver medal at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Tournament with nine points (5G, 4A) in five games.

Pos. RW Shoots R
Ht. 5'11" Born 2/23/1996
Wt. 172 Hometown Verona, WI
31. Nick Schmaltz
Green Bay Gamblers - USHL
*Rankings as per The Hockey News
2013-14 GP G A Pts. PIM
Green Bay 55 18 45 63 16
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Schmaltz is a terrific, skilled player that makes plays when you think he has run out of room, time and space. He needs to find a bit more urgency in his game to be even more effective, but he's a small-area player who is not afraid of traffic.
Conner Bleackley is the emotional and statistical leader of the Red Deer Rebels. Bleackley is an 18-year-old captain, as well as the team’s leading scorer, with 68 points (29G, 39A) in 71 games. The High River, AB native plays with grit, tenacity and was used in all situations for Team Canada at the U- 18 tournament. Bleackley’s size is not an issue either, as he stands 6’0”, 194 lbs.
Pos. C Shoots R
Ht. 6'0" Born 2/7/1996
Wt. 194 Hometown High River, AB
30. Conner Bleackley
Red Deer Rebels - WHL
*Rankings as per The Hockey News
2013-14 GP G A Pts. PIM
Red Deer 71 29 39 68 48
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Bleackley is a very responsible two-way center. He has many characteristics of an NHL player, but doesn't possess anything offensively that makes one think he's going to be a huge point producer going forward. He still has good hockey sense and can play the game. The type of player each team needs.
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