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Islanders Select Dal Colle 5th Overall

Ontario-born forward scored 95 points last season in OHL

Friday, 06.27.2014 / 7:43 PM / News
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Islanders Select Dal Colle 5th Overall
Ontario-born forward scored 95 points last season in OHL

The New York Islanders have selected Michael Dal Colle with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft. Islanders General Manager Garth Snow announced the pick Friday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Dal Colle, a native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, scored 95 points (39 goals, 56 assists) in 67 games with the Oshawa Generals this past season, his second Ontario Hockey League campaign. The 6’1, 182-pound winger added 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in 12 OHL playoff games last season and was named to the OHL Second All-Star Team.

“Drafting a player of Michael’s caliber is another building block in what is an important offseason for the organization,” Snow said. “We’re excited to see him develop into another key piece of our core. Michael has top-end offensive skill, paired with two-way instincts and hockey sense, which are assets we are thrilled to add to the Islanders.”

In 2012-13, Dal Colle was named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team after collecting 48 points (15 goals, 33 assists) in 63 games with Oshawa.

On the international stage, he won gold with Team Canada at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and played for Canada-Ontario at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

This pick marked the seventh time the Islanders have selected fifth overall at the NHL Draft. Other fifth-overall selections include Ryan Strome (2011), Nino Niederreiter (2010), Raffi Torres (2000), Tim Connolly (1999), Eric Brewer (1997) and Darius Kasparaitis (1992).

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
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K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
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B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
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