New York Islander Fan Central Prospect Blog: Has full profiles set up for all the 2011 selections, with 2011-12 information, background, local coverage. More will be added in coming days.
BRUNO GERVAIS HAS BEEN TRADED TO TAMPA BAY FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS. TBO.com: Has comments from Gervais, and former Islander Nate Thompson. St Petersburg Times: Has more from Gervais, Tampa, on why they traded for him.
Nothing but the best for Bruno Gervais. First class from day he was drafted, to his classy thank you tweet to the fans today.
New York selected defender Scott Mayfield: with their first selection in the second round. Scott Mayfield: CSB profile with video & Islanders website profile.
Denver Post: has a Sunday interview with Mayfield.
Johan Sundstrom was New York's second selection/second round. He gave an interview in a European newspaper.
D Andrei Pedan: is the Islanders third round selection, he was the #32 overall pick in the CHL import draft by the Guelph Storm in 2009. Guelph Mercury: Had comments from Storm coach Scott Walker:
“All I know is that the sky is the limit for this guy. He absolutely has the tools to play in the NHL ... now he just has to mature as a defenceman.”
Pedan will head back to Russia for the rest of the summer, returning for training camp at the end of August.
New York selected Robbie Russo with their fourth round selection.
New York selected John Persson WHL & Brenden Kichton with the teams fifth round selections.
New York selected Mitchell Theoret with their 7th round selection of the 2011 NHL draft.
Overall, ask me in five years and that may not be enough time. Snow/staff stocked up on size, skill, they seemed to get some highly ranked players.
A new feeder was setup here on sidebars for media twitter/news. Islanders website is posting video/updates on selections.
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