The Islanders will select fifth at the NHL Draft on Friday night, if they don't trade the pick. Here are the players you'll need to know who are likely to be at the top of the draft board.?
William Nylander?-- Left Wing, MoDo?(Sweden)
Our final draft pick preview is the first one that takes us off the North American continent, over to Sweden where William Nylander plays. Nylander is the highest rated European prospect in the draft (if we exclude the German Draisaitl who has been playing in the WHL). But of course it's always complicated, as Nylander was born in Calgary but raised in Sweden. He's the son of Michael Nylander, who spent almost two decades in the NHL playing for Washington, Chicago, Calgary and others.
Nylander only spent part of last season with MoDo in Sweden's top league, having been moved up from a team in the second division. His stats with MoDo look meek at first glance -- one goal and seven points in 22 games -- but it's actually quite impressive as he's playing in a professional men's league as a 17-year old. He also had success in?the second tier for 15 goals and 27 points in 35 games, again, against players older than him.