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How The New York Islanders’ 2015 Draft Class Performed

Alan Diaz, AP
Alan Diaz, AP

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the New York Islanders’ 2015 draft class.

By Justin Weiss

While the future is now for the New York Islanders, subsequent seasons will be defined by how the 2015 draft class performs.

Despite entering the draft without a first-round pick, Isles GM Garth Snow made something out of nothing; shipping top prospect Griffin Reinhart to the Edmonton Oilers for what culminated into a tandem of highly-touted selections.

Snow also picked one of Reinhart’s former teammates, the first Chinese-born player in league history, and the cousin of a former Isles blueliner in the 2015 Draft.

Here’s how the players fared in 2015-16.


Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.