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Islanders Top 50 Draft Prospects: 4-3

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders

Griffin Reinhart poses with newly-appointed Assistant GM Doug Weight and Head Coach Jack Capuano after being selected fourth overall at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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

2011 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Ryan Strome (1st round, 5th overall)
Scott Mayfield (2nd round, 34th overall)
Johan Sundstrom (2nd round, 50th overall)
Andrey Pedan (3rd round, 63rd overall)
Robbie Russo (4th round, 95th overall)
Johan Persson (5th round, 125th overall)
Brenden Kichton (5th round, 127th overall)
Mitchell Theoret (7th round, 185th overall)

2012 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Griffin Reinhart (1st round, 4th overall)
Ville Pokka (2nd round, 34th overall)
Adam Pelech (3rd round, 65th overall)
Loic Leduc (4th round, 103rd overall)
Doyle Somerby (5th round, 125th overall)
Jesse Graham (6th round, 155th overall)
Jake Bischoff (7th round, 185th 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
26:24: McKeown, Dougherty, Milano
23-21: Pastrnak, Barbashev, Sanheim
20-18: Fabbri, Vrana, Scherbak
17-15: Tuch, Honka, McCann
14-12: Larkin, Fiala, Perlini
11-9: Virtanen, Kapanen, Ritchie
8-7: Fleury, Ehlers
6-5: Nylander, Dal Colle
Leon Draisaitl is the co-scoring leader of this year’s draft class, posting 105 points (38G, 67A) for the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. The German-born center has the size (6’1” 209 pounds) and playmaking ability to immediately step into the NHL. Draisaitl is a star in the Western League and on the international stage, scoring a point-per-game (12 points in 12 games) for Team Germany in two World Junior Championships.
Pos. C Shoots L
Ht. 6'1" Born 10/27/1995
Wt. 209 Hometown Cologne, Ger.
4. Leon Draisaitl
Prince Albert Raiders - WHL
*Rankings as per The Hockey News
2013-14 GP G A Pts. PIM
Prince Albert 64 38 67 105 24
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Draisaitl generates offense on his own with maybe the best backhand sauce pass around in the past few years. He has options available to him anywhere on the rink. He isn't the fleetest of foot, but his ability to think the game makes him a very good player. He's going to make plays and appear more of a playmaker but don't be fooled, he can score too.

Sam Reinhart is the other co-scoring leader of the draft class, scoring 36 goals and 69 assists en route to a 105-point season. Reinhart – the younger brother of Isles prospect Griffin Reinhart – improved his stats in each of his three seasons in the WHL and can play both ends of the ice. The Kootenay Ice center has won U-18 gold, Ivan Hlinka gold, U-18 bronze and was named the WHL player of the year. Reinhart has the potential to go first overall.

Pos. C Shoots R
Ht. 6'0" Born 11/6/1995
Wt. 185 Hometown North Vancouver, BC
3. Sam Reinhart
Kootenay Ice - WHL
*Rankings as per The Hockey News
2013-14 GP G A Pts. PIM
Kootenay 60 36 69 105 11
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
If you want to play the game with Sam Reinhart, you had better be two steps ahead of the play and ready because this guy is always a step ahead of everyone else. His hockey sense and offensive game is heads-and-shoulders above the average player at the age of 18. He doesn't move like Michael Grabner, but he doesn't need too. He's just flat out an offensive generator. Put some speed and a couple shooters with this guy and watch out.
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