NHL.com: Report New York selects, RW Nino Niederreiter with the fifth overall selection.
Islanders website: Has General Manager, Garth Snow's comments on the selection.
Will not play prospect expert as promised. I felt a scoring winger was needed, and that's what was drafted, with some size who has been playing in North America.
Seems Columbus could not trade back on Ryan Johansen, and perhaps Garth Snow found the same problem if the staff had settled absolutely on Nino Niederreiter, both were rated lower than where they were taken.
Tampa jumped right on Brett Connolly and Cam Fowler was there too, so those and a few others will be the comparative players moving forward.
Rick DiPietro was at the Islander draft table.
ITV: Did post a brief video with comments from owner, Charles Wang, and General Manager, Garth Snow. The ITV/NHL feeds have had problems all night and Snow was very tough to hear.
Additional video with Head Coach, Scott Gordon, who also are interviewed.
Islanders website: Has comments from John Tavares, who contacted Niederreiter, with advise.
According to Katie Strang's twitter, Snow wanted to move back a few spots, but was not able to, nor could he do anything to move up when Fowler-Gormley started dropping with his 35th selection.
Updated Comments From Nino Niederreiter:
Islanders website: Has comments from Niederreiter on his selection, with more from, Garth Snow.
Tons of twitter updates from draft as well by myself, tonight.
The new jersey has an orange circle on the outer logo, so it is different from core of four jersey.
More updates, and blog entries Saturday.
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