The New York Islanders have one of the best prospects systems in the NHL. The roster might be filled with vets right now, but with the talent coming up that will change, and soon.
Before the start of the 2018-19 NHL season, The Athletics Corey Pronman (subscription required) ranked the New York Islanders farm system as the fifth best in the NHL. The amount of talent that’s poised to fill this roster is mouthwatering.
By this time next season, we might see an incredible turnover in the roster. A few unrestricted free agents will likely be out the door by 2019-20 opening the door for a few prospects to make the team.
And if the Islanders aren’t a factor for the playoffs, you’d have to expect them to sell a few pieces creating even more room on the roster.
For the time being, we have to watch from a distance. With so many of the Isles prospects across a number of leagues, countries, and even across oceans it’s hard to keep an eye on all of them.
Every week we’ll round up the prospects from around the New York Islanders system from the AHL to the Canada Hockey League, to the Finnish Liiga.
We’ll give you an update on the players status (if they’re injured or not), they’re production at this point of the season, and how that’s changed from the previous week.
Hopefully, this will be your guide to Islanders prospects.