The New York Islanders are starting to reap the rewards of high drafting and solid player development. After years of finishing at the bottom of the standings, the organization has developed a core of young talent who led them to the playoffs in 2013. More help is still on the way too, as the Islanders have quality prospects at every position.
The Islanders have focused mainly on defense and center in recent drafts leading to a shallow pool at left wing. They do have some quality prospects at the position though.
Taylor Cammarata was the Islanders third pick in last summer's draft after tearing apart the USHL. The 18-year-old is an offensive dynamo who has the skillset to be a first round pick, but his size raised concerns that made him fall to the third round. At only 5'7, size is a huge obstacle for the young forward. He has not let it hold him back however, and has had success at every level he has played at. Cammarata is a project forward who will need to add muscle to his frame to survive the rigors of professional hockey.