New York Islanders Have Impressive Day Two Draft Showing

NYI Fan CentralSenior Analyst IJune 21, 2008

Along with another great day of live blogging for close to four hours again, NYI Fan Central recaps day two of the NHL entry draft from Ottawa. Dan Rosen had an early article on how the Isles settled on Joshau Bailey.

Islanders TV: Has video interviews and press conferences with most of the selections along with Ted Nolan and Sound Tigers coach Jack Capuano as more video is complied so keep checking.

Islanders draft blog: Recaps the Islander selections as they were made with comments from the various scouts. The Islanders acquired an extra fourth–round pick after trading the 68th overall pick to Chicago for the 72nd overall and 102nd overall picks.

Among the highlights:

Pro Scout Tim MacLean, comments on the selection of center Corey Trivino withthe first second-round pick (36thoverall). With Stouffville of the OPJRA, Trivinofinished first on the team in assists with 50 and secondin points with 69. Trivino was secondon Team Canada at the World Under-18 Tournament with four goals, helping them lead to a Gold Medal.


Eric Cairns, Pro Scout comments on the 40th overall selection, Aaron Ness. A Minnesota native, Ness helped lead Roseau to a perfect 25-0 regular season. His 72 points (28-44-72) in 31 games led all defensemen and placed him 10th overall for Minnesota high school hockey scoring.


Mr Cairns also comments on the selection of defensive defenseman Travis Hamonic with the 53rd overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. A member of the WHL's Moose Jaw, Hamonicwon gold with Team Canada at the Under-18 IIHF World Championships in 2008 and helped lead Team Manitoba to a silver medal at the 2007 Canada Winter Games. In 2007-08. Hamonicwas 5-17-22, along with 101 PIM in 61 games.


Denny Scanlon, Pro Scout comments on the selection of scoring center David Toewsin the third round with the sixty sixth pick. Brother of Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews, David was 44-56-100 in 51 games with highly-regarded Shattuck-St. Mary's.


Vellu-Pekka Kautonen, Chief European Scout comments on third round selections Jyri Niemi and Kirill Petrov with 72nd and 73rd selections. Niemi, a native of Finland finished first among WHL rookie defensemen with 14 goals andthird with 34 points.

Petrov, the second ranked European skater at the Draft, played in 41 games
with Kazan of the Russian Super League and was 4-6-10.


Pro Scout, Toby O'Brien comments on USHL defenseman Matt Donovan selected with 96th overall pick. Donovan was first among defensemenon Cedar Rapids with 12 goals, 19 assists and 31 points.


Pro Scout Anders Kallur, comments on David Ullstrom who the Islanders selected with with the 102nd overall pick. In 40 games with HV 71 of the Swedish Junior league, Ullstrom was 27-27-54.


Goaltending coach Sudarshan Maharaj comments on goaltender Kevin Poulin with 126th overall pick. A netminder for the QMJHL's Victoriaville, Poulin finished the 2007-08 season with a 3.69 GAA and .887 SV%.


Pro Scout Tim MacLean, comments on forward selected Matthew Martin with the 148th overall pick. As a right wing for the Sarnia Sting of the OHL in 2007-08, Martin compiled 155 penalty minutes in 66 games. He also picked up 25 goals and 13 assists.


Ryan Jankowski, Assistant GM/Director of Amateur Scouting comments on WHL defenseman Jared Spurgeon 156th overall who finished the 2007-08 season first among Spokane defensemen in goals (12), assists (31) and points (43).


Tim MacLean, Pro Scout comments on on OHL left wing Justin DiBenedetto with the 175th overall pick. DiBenedetto finished second on Sarniain scoring with93 points, behind only Steven Stamkos.

Newsday: No updates as of yet from Mr Logan, blog or otherwise.

Georgia Advocate: Jim Mason reports New York beat out Montreal who were rumored to be taking Corey Trivinoin the second round of the 2008 NHL draft.

Minnesota Star-Tribune: Michael Russo has Garth Snow comments as to why he blasted Minnesota in December, Don Lucia's reaction to Aaron Ness's selection and the young defenders comments.

NYIFC comments on day two selections and what's ahead.