Recapping the Islanders’ 2013 Draft Class

In this year’s draft, the Islanders used their first-round pick to take defenseman Ryan Pulock.

Pulock, who was born in Manitoba, recorded 14 goals and registered 31 assists for the Wheat Kings in the WHL. In the 2011-2012 season, Pulock was the third-highest scoring defenseman in the WHL.

Islanders Point Blank recently posted an article on Pulock paying tribute to his brother through hockey, and more of his stats can be read here.

In response to the Islanders’ need for goaltenders, the number 70 overall pick was goalie Eamon McAdam.

A Pennsylvania native, McAdam was a goalie with Waterloo of the USHL. He was ranked the sixth-best North American goalie by the NHL’s Central Scouting. In his last season with Waterloo, McAdam played 31 games with a 3.45 GAA and a .896 SV%. He also posted two shutouts in the season.

You can find out more information about him here.

Using the third round pick acquired from the Nino Niederreiter trade, the Islanders acquired McAdam’s teammate Taylor Cammarata.

The Waterloo forward played in 59 games and scored 38 times, including 55 assists on the season. Overall, he registered 93 points in his second season of the USHL. The Minnesota-native led the USHL in points and goals, and was second in assists. Cammarata is the USHL Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.

Cammarata was committed to the University of Minnesota for the fall. You can read more about him here.

The Islanders took another goalie this year, the number 106 overall pick Stephon Williams.

Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Williams completed his first season at Minnesota State University – Mankato (before that, he spent three years in the USHL, including a season in Waterloo). In 35 games played at Minnesota, Williams had a 2.00 GA and .924 SV%. He was the WCHA Rookie of the year.

To see more of Williams’ stats, click here.

In the 5th round, 136th overall, the Islanders picked Swedish forward Viktor Rydberg.

In his last season with the Swedish Jr. team Linkoping Jr., Rydberg played in 35 games and scored 12 goals, along with 23 assists.

He will continue playing hockey in the Linkoping system, while the Islanders will have two years to officially sign him.

You can see more information on him here.

The Islanders picked another forward, Alan Quine, in the 6th round, number 166 overall.

Quine was previously drafted in 2011 as a third round pick by the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit failed to sign him before the deadline, so he was eligible to be drafted again.

Most recently, Quine played for the Belleville Bulls of the OHL. In the 28 games he played for them, he scored 14 goals and had 27 assists. He also played 17 playoff games for the Bulls, and scored eight goals and registered seven assists.

More of Quine’s stats can be found here.

The final Islanders’ pick was Kyle Burroughs, chosen at number 196.  

Born in Vancouver, Burroughs skated for Regina in the WHL. The defenseman played in 70 games and scored five goals and registered 28 assists.

Burroughs only began to get major playing time after injuries took away veteran Regina players, but he was eventually made an assistant captain.

His stats can be viewed here.