2010 NHL Draft: Islanders Picks at a Glance

June 25th, 2010 by Michael Schuerlein Leave a reply »
Good afternoon from the West Coast!

Just checking in live from Los Angeles, California getting ready to gear up here for the 2010 NHL entry draft where I will be live blogging and live Tweeting from the Media Risers at the Staples Center throughout the entire event.

This year makes the third year in a row I have made the trip for the entry draft, it's always an action packed and exciting time.

In 2010, the Islanders have ten draft picks, one in round one and the other nine in rounds two through seven. I wouldn't put it past Islanders GM Garth Snow to trade some of his later round picks or a player or two, in order to move up to the later part of the first round. If history has shown us anything, it's that Snow is not afraid to move around on draft day.

In 2009, the Islanders traded their late first round pick (26th overall), plus a second, third and fourth round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets for the 16th overall pick. That pick was promptly sent to the Minnesota Wild with a third and seventh round pick for the 12th overall pick of the first round and selected Defenseman Calvin de Haan.

Garth Snow would also later move ...

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