New York Selects 2nd Round: D Samuel Bolduc

New York Islander Fan Central | 6/22/2019 01:59:00 PM |
Samuel Bolduc.
Samuel Bolduc, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, QMJHL Mid-term: 87 Final: 42 (+45) A massive jump considering he goes from a projected fourth- or fifth-rounder to a likely third-round pick. Bolduc moves well for a big man (6-foot-4, 211 pounds). He has an old school, defensive defenceman mentality. While he has been able to put up decent numbers in the CHL, he projects more as a complementary player. He passes like a pro, uses his size to defend the cycle well, has good body position and a good stick.

I'm a best player available person, and defer to staff on picks. Having written that Robin Salo is signed, David Quenneville signed, so is Aho, and kids waiting for years in Bridgeport, with a huge log-jam of young players here signed for years who are all good defenders.