Islanders 2013 Draft Central - Alexander Wennberg and Andre Burakowsky

In the days leading up to the 2013 Draft, newyorkislanders.com will break down the top prospects in North America and Europe

Monday, 06.10.2013 / 12:00 AM
Greg Picker
If you watched Djurgardens this past season, you would be shocked to learn that Alexander Wennberg was the youngest player on the team. The 17-year-old rookie finished fourth on the squad with 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists). With Djugardens in Sweden’s second division, Wennberg signed a new deal with Frolunda to make the jump to the Swedish Elite League next season. Wennberg also earned a Silver Medal while tallying three points (two goals, one assist) for the Swedish World Junior Championship team.
Pos. C Catches L
Ht. 6'1" Born 9/22/1995
Wt. 174 Hometown Stockholm, SWE
Alexander Wennberg
Frolunda, Elitserien
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Djurgardens 46 14 18 32 14
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Wennberg is a very smooth skating, efficient Swede. He plays the game well at both ends of the ice and has a great deal of hockey sense. He is more prone to setting up goals, yet one should not underestimate his ability to score.
Austrian-born Andre Burakowsky is the son of former NHLer Robert Burakowsky. Although Malmo was unable to climb back into Sweden’s highest division, Burakowsky played very well as the squad’s youngest member with 11 points (four goals, seven assists). He also led the Swedish U-18 squad in scoring at the IIHF World Championship with five points (four goals, one assist) in five games.
Pos. LW Shoots L
Ht. 6'1" Born 2/9/1995
Wt. 176 Hometown Klagenfurt, AUT
Andre Burakowsky
Malmo, HockeyAllsvenskan
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Malmo 43 4 7 11 8
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Burakowsky is a very quick, agile and explosive type of scoring winger. You're not going to see this guy crash and bang, but fans will come out of their chair at times when he puts the puck in the net. He sees the ice well and can make plays, but he does his best work with open ice, space and with a full head of steam.
Michael Grabner, Islanders forward
 
Drafted: 2006, Vancouver (1st round, 14th overall)
 
"That day was a little bit intimidating, but at the same time, it was really exciting. So it went by really quickly. We were really happy and excited. I just went on stage and it was all kind of a blur. I didn’t really think about it."
 
Each day of the week leading up to the draft, newyorkislanders.com will break down prospects from different leagues.
 
Schedule

Monday: Europe
Tuesday: NCAA/USHL
Wednesday: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Thursday: Ontario Hockey League
Friday: Western Hockey League
 
Click here for the 2013 Draft Central archive.
Alexander Wennberg and Andre Burakowsky are the No. 5 and 6 ranked skaters coming out of Europe for the 2013 NHL Draft.
1.  Colorado Avalanche
2.  Florida Panthers
3.  Tampa Bay Lightning
4.  Nashville Predators
5.  Carolina Hurricanes
6.  Calgary Flames
7.  Edmonton Oilers
8.  Buffalo Sabres
9.  New Jersey Devils
10. Dallas Stars
11. Philadelphia Flyers
12. Phoenix Coyotes
13. Winnipeg Jets
14. Columbus Blue Jackets
15. New York Islanders
Round 1: 15th overall
Round 3: 75th overall
Round 4: 105th overall
Round 5: 135th overall
Round 6: 165th overall
Round 7: 195th overall
1988 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Kevin Cheveldayoff (1st round, 16th overall)
Wayne Doucet (2nd round, 29th overall)
Sean LeBrun (2nd round, 37th overall)
Danny Lorenz (3rd round, 58th overall)
Andre Brassard (4th round, 79th overall)
Paul Rutherford (5th round, 100th overall)
Pavel Gross (6th round, 111th overall)
Jason Rathbone (6th round, 121st overall)
Yves Gaucher (7th round, 142nd overall)
Marty McInnis (8th round, 163rd overall)
Shorty Forrest (9th round, 173rd overall)
Jeff Blumer (9th round, 184th overall)
Jeff Kampersal (10th round, 205th overall)
Phillip Neururer (11th round, 226th overall)
Joe Capprini (12th round, 247th overall)

1989 New York Islanders Draft Picks
David Chyzowski (1st round, 2nd overall)
Travis Green (2nd round, 23rd overall)
Jason Zent (3rd round, 44th overall)
Brent Grieve (4th round, 65th overall)
Jace Reed (5th round, 86th overall)
Steve Young (5th round, 90th overall)
Kevin O’Sullivan (5th round, 99th overall)
Jon Larson (7th round, 128th overall)
Brett Harkins (7th round, 133rd overall)
Phil Huber (8th round, 149th overall)
Matthew Robbins (9th round, 170th overall)
Vladimir Malakhov (10th round, 191st overall)
Kelly Ens (11th round, 212th overall)
Iain Fraser (12th round, 233rd overall)




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