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New York Islanders 2017 Draft Picks

A quick primer on the Islanders 2017 Draft Picks

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have five picks on the second day of the NHL Draft. Here's a quick primer of the newest New York Islanders. 

Analysis provided by Islanders Head Amateur Scout Vellu Kautonen. 

Team Pos Shoots Height Weight
Sport D L 6'1 189
GP G A P PIM
54 1 15 16 14
Robin Salo

Defenseman, Sport, Liiga

Born: Espoo, Finland
DOB: October 13, 1998

Drafted 2nd Round (46th overall)

"He's a very smart player, a two-way defenseman, good player with and without the puck and can be used in all game situations. He played a full season in the Finnish pro league and had a big role. He's very reliable with the puck, good puck mover, good first pass. He's got a good frame and competes hard."

Team Pos Shoots Height Weight
Chicago D L 6'1 171
GP G A P PIM
59 2 17 19 22
Ben Mirageas

Defenseman, Chicago, Bloomington USHL

Born: Newburyport, Mass.
DOB: May 8, 1999

Drafted 3rd Round (77th overall)

Committed to Providence College next season.

"A two-way defenseman that competes really hard. He's really strong and we like the way he battles in man-on-man situations. A very solid player in the defensive zone."

Team Pos Shoots Height Weight
Skelleftea D L 5'10 176
GP G A P PIM
50 10 20 30 10
Sebastian Aho

Defenseman, Skelleftea, SHL

Born: Umea, Sweden
DOB: February 17, 1996

Drafted 5th Round (139th overall)

"He had a breakthrough season in the SHL, which is a very good pro league. Thirty points in 50 games as a defenseman and played games with the Swedish national team. Very skilled with the puck, very mobile. To me, he's a modern style NHL defenseman. Smaller guy, but because of his skating and ability, he can play."

Team Pos Shoots Height Weight
Halifax LW L 5'11 183
GP G A P PIM
64 15 26 41 70
Arnaud Durandeau

Left Wing, Halifax, QMJHL

Born: Montreal, QC
DOB: January 14, 1999

Drafted 6th Round (165th overall)*

*Pick acquired from LA Kings in exchange for 2018 6th Round Pick.

"Our Quebec scout had a lot of time for him and was really pushing to get him in that spot."

Team Pos Shoots Height Weight
USNTDP LW L 5'8 165
GP G A P PIM
59 17 17 34 14
Logan Cockerill

Left Wing, USNTDP, Team USA, USHL

Born: Brighton, Mich.
DOB: January 14, 1999

Drafted 7th Round (201st overall)

Committed to Boston University.

"Smaller guy, but an excellent skater. One of the best skaters in this year's draft and he competes hard. That compensates for a lot. He's 5'8, but we like his game."

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