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Holmstrom Agrees to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

Simon Holmstrom was the Islanders first-round pick (23rd overall) in 2019 NHL Draft

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced today that Simon Holmstrom has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.

Holmstrom, 18, was selected by the Islanders in the first-round (23 overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft back in June. Last season, Holmstrom scored 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in 21 games with HV71 J20 team of the SuperElit League (Sweden). He also appeared in games for HV71's J18 team and their Swedish Hockey League team during his 2018-19 campaign. Holmstrom added three points (one goal, two assists) in three SuperElit playoff games. 

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Islanders Prospect Report: College Catchup

NewYorkIslanders.com checks in with the Islanders NCAA Prospects

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Development camp has come and gone and the New York Islanders prospects are all back home for the summer. For the Isles collegiate prospects, development camp is their one chance to work directly with Islanders coaches during the season, as they are not eligible to participate in the team's main training camp in September. That also means it's a chance for NewYorkIslanders.com to check in with the collegiate prospects to catch up on their season.

Editor's note: Click here to read about Oliver Wahlstrom's season at Boston College and Bridgeport 

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Holmstrom Relished Chance to Learn at Isles Development Camp

Simon Holmstrom soaked up his first Islanders Development Camp experience

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Simon Holmstrom had a pretty clear objective for his first New York Islanders Development Camp: learn as much as possible. 

Holmstrom, the Islanders' 2019 first-round pick (23rd overall), took in information from everywhere he could - the Isles coaching staff, training staff and camp veterans. For a freshly-drafted 18-year-old, it's a whirlwind week, but a worthwhile one. 

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A Wilde Ride

After a standout season in the OHL, Bode Wilde is looking to make the jump to Bridgeport next year.

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

For Bode Wilde, age isn't just a number, nor is it an indicator of maturity. At the ripe age of 19, Wilde has already established high demands and ambitious goals for himself, mainly making the jump to the American Hockey League next season as a teenager. 

"I'm focused on training hard and having a big summer," Wilde said. "I do think I could move up a level and hopefully play in Bridgeport this upcoming season." 

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Soderstrom Soaking in Islanders Camp After Missing 2018-19 Season

Swedish goalie prospect missed 2018-19 season, hoping to play in North America this year

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

It is good to see goalie Linus Soderstrom back on the ice for the New York Islanders Development Camp this week. 

Soderstrom, the Islanders' 2014 fourth-round pick (95th overall), missed the entire 2018-19 season with an undisclosed mid-to-lower body. It cost him a chance to play his first season in North America with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, as well as a year of development, key for a 22-year-old. 

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Notebook: Blue and White Scrimmage

Syosset native Sam Sternschein steals the show, plus notes on Linus Soderstrom, Oliver Wahlstrom and Bode Wilde

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

For all the star power on the ice at the Islanders Blue and White Scrimmage, it was a local Long Island kid who stole the show. 

Syosset native Sam Sternschein scored a scrimmage-high four goals on Thursday night, putting on a clinic in front of friends, family and even his mite coach. 

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Game Preview: 2019 Blue and White Scrimmage

Attend or stream the annual Islanders prospect showcase

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders top prospects will hit the ice on Thursday night, as they compete in the team's annual Blue and White Scrimmage at Northwell Health Ice Center at 6 p.m. 

Tickets are still available at the door for the mid-summer prospect showcase, but the game will also be streamed online at NewYorkIslanders.com, as well as Twitter and Facebook. 

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Wahlstrom Looking Forward to Turning Pro Next Season

Oliver Wahlstrom recorded seven points in 10 games with Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the end of last season

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

After an admittedly tough year in college, Oliver Wahlstrom is optimistic about turning pro next season, especially after a strong 10-game audition with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to end the year.

Wahlstrom, the Islanders' 2018 first-round pick (11th overall) recorded seven points (4G, 3A) in 10 games with the Sound Tigers, spanning the end of the regular season and a five-game series against the Hershey Bears. He's looking forward to becoming a full-time pro next season. 

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Dobson Developing Game, Eyeing Jump to Isles

After winning a second Memorial Cup, Noah Dobson is training this summer to take a shot at making the Islanders in fall

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Not too many players can lay claim to having already accomplished everything at the junior level. Noah Dobson can say it with authority. 

Dobson won his second Memorial Cup this spring and was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team for a second consecutive year. Add in his second QMJHL title, a playoff MVP and all of the sudden, there's not a lot of hardware left for Dobson to win. 

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Newkirk, Bibeau and Coskey Happy to be Drafted by Islanders

The Islanders 2019 fifth, sixth and seventh-round picks share their draft day stories

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Getting drafted into the NHL is a dream come true for young hockey players and a moment they'll never forget. The draft evokes images of prospects walking across the stage, but that only makes up a small percentage of prospects experiences. 

As Reece Newkirk, Felix Bibeau and Cole Coskey's draft day stories show, there's a lot of variance in how a player finds out they got drafted, but that doesn't make it any less special. 

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