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CSS FINAL RANKINGS ANNOUNCED

Some movement among Central Scouting Service's top 15 North American skaters for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft as the Islanders prepare to select fifth overall on June 21

Thursday, 04.24.2008 / 12:59 PM / News
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CSS FINAL RANKINGS ANNOUNCED
The Central Scouting Service released its final ranking for the upcoming 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Top 15 North Americans skater stayed mainly intact, but there was some changing among the five highly-touted defensemen expected to go in the top ten.

Drew Doughty of the OHL's Guelph Storm dropped from the number two to the number three spot, while formerly No. 3 Zach Bogosian out of Peterborough of the OHL moved up one spot to the second position, behind Steven Stamkos.

Tyler Myers of the WHL ranks fourth, just ahead of Kelowna teammate Luke Schenn, while Alex Pietrangelo from Niagara of the OHL rounds out the top five North American defensemen by ranking sixth among North American skaters.

Forward Kyle Beach out of Everett of the OHL dropped from the fourth spot to the seventh, but is still the top North American forward behind consensus No. 1 Stamkos.

Colin Wilson remains the lone United States College player in the top 15. Wilson completed his first season with Boston University. On the European side, Nikita Filatov from Russia is still the Top European Skater.

The Islanders are set to select fifth overall at this year's NHL Entry draft, which will begin on Friday, June 20 in Ottawa.

Below are the Top 15 North American skaters and the Top 5 European skaters based on the CSS Final Rankings.


Top 15 North American Skaters

# Player Team League Birthdate Height Weight Pos. Shot GP G A P PIM
1 STEVEN STAMKOS SARNIA OHL 2/7/90 5'11" 176 C R 61 58 47 105 88
2 ZACH BOGOSIAN PETERBO
ROUGH
OHL 6/15/90 6' 2" 197 D R 60 11 50 61 72
3 DREW DOUGHTY GUELPH OHL 12/8/89 6' 0" 219 D R 58 13 37 50 68
4 TYLER MYERS KELOWNA WHL 2/1/90 6'7" 204 D R 65 6 13 19 97
5 LUKE SCHENN KELOWNA WHL 11/2/89 6'2" 216 D R 65 7 10 17 34
6 ALEX PIETRANGELO NIAGARA OHL 1/18/90 6'3" 206 D R 60 13 40 53 94
7 KYLE BEACH EVERETT WHL 1/13/90 6'3" 203 C R 60 27 33 60 222
8 ZACH BOYCHUK LETHBRIDGE WHL 10/4/89 5'9" 175 C L 61 33 39 72 80
9 CODY HODGSON BRAMPTON OHL 2/18/90 5'11" 185 C R 68 40 45 85 36
10 COLIN WILSON BOSTON UNIV. H-EAST 10/2089 6'1" 215 C L 34 12 22 34 20
11 MIKKEL BOEDKER KITCHENER OHL 12/16/89 5'11" 195 LW L 69 29 44 73 14
12 LUCA SBISA LETHBRIDGE WHL 1/30/90 6'1" 190 D L 62 6 27 33 63
13 COLBY ROBAK BRANDON WHL 4/24/90 6'3" 194 D L 71 6 24 30 25
14 JOSHUA BAILEY WINDSOR OHL 10/2/89 6'0" 188 C L 67 29 67 96 32
15 MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO OSHAWA OHL 6/24/90 5'11" 211 D L 64 16 47 63 82


Top 5 European Skaters

# Player Team League Birthdate Height Weight Pos. Shot GP G A P PIM
1 NIKITA FILATOV CSKA 2 RUSSIA-3 5/25/90 6'0 172 LW R 34 32 34 66 90
2 KIRILL PETROV KAZAN RUSSIA 4/13/90 6'3" 198 RW L 47 4 6 10 54
3 MATTIAS TEDENBY HV 71 SWEDEN 2/21/90 5'10" 176 LW L 23 3 3 6 6
4 ERIK KARLSSON FROLUNDA JR. SWE-JR. 5/31/90 5'11" 165 D R 7 1 0 1 0
5 ANTON GUSTAFSSON FROLUNDA JR. SWE-JR. 2/25/1990 6'2" 194 C L 1 0 0 0 0


ISLANDERS ENTRY DRAFT PARTY
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The Islanders will host an NHL Entry Draft Party at the Coliseum when the team selects fifth overall in the first round on Friday night, June 20. Save the date and stay tuned to newyorkislanders.com for more details on the return of the Draft Party!

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 22 24 -1 46
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 47 9 25 17 34
B. Nelson 47 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 47 9 17 5 26
J. Boychuk 37 4 20 17 24
J. Bailey 35 8 14 9 22
N. Leddy 47 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 47 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 41 13 5 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 9 0 .913 2.37
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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