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New York Islanders 2021 Draft Primer

The Islanders enter the 2021 NHL Draft with six picks

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay /

The New York Islanders will have six picks in the 2021 NHL Draft, which will be held remotely on July 23 and 24. Round 1 will take place at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, July 23 (ESPN2, Sportsnet, SN NOW, TVA Sports). Rounds 2-7 will begin at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 24 (NHL Network, Sportsnet, SN NOW).

This marks the second-straight year the NHL Draft will be held remotely and also the second-consecutive year the Islanders enter the draft without a first-round pick. The Islanders have the following picks: 

2nd Round - 52nd overall (from DET via EDM)

3rd Round - 93rd overall 

4th Round - 125th overall

5th Round - 157th overall

6th Round - 189th overall

7th Round - 221st overall

See the full draft order here

The Islanders dealt their 2021 first-round pick to the New Jersey Devils as part of the Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac trade in April. The Islanders also dealt their 2021 second-round pick to the Devils as part of the Andy Greene trade last season. The Islanders acquired the 52nd-overall pick from Detroit in the Nick Leddy trade on July 16. The pick originally belonged to the Edmonton Oilers. The Islanders previously owned the Colorado Avalanche's second-round pick (60th overall), but dealt it to the Arizona Coyotes on July 17.

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