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The Skinny: Isles 4, Florida 3

"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 23 Isles 4, Florida 3 Julien Gauthier's first goal as an Islander is a game-winner.  Gauthie...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

4th overall picks 1980-2011


Year Player Pos. Drafted From  Drafted By  
2011 Adam Larsson  D Skelleftea AIK (Swe)  New Jersey Devils
2010 Ryan Johansen  C Portland (WHL) Columbus Blue Jackets  
2009 Evander Kane  C Vancouver (WHL)  Atlanta Thrashers  
2008 Alex Pietrangelo D Niagara (OHL)  St. Louis Blues
2007 Thomas Hickey D Seattle (WHL) Los Angeles Kings
2006 Nicklas Backstrom C Brynas (Swe) Washington Capitals
2005 Benoit Pouliot LW Sudbury Wolves (OHL) Minnesota Wild
2004 Andrew Ladd LW Calgary  Hitmen (WHL) Carolina Hurricanes
2003 Nikolai Zherdev RW CSKA Moscow (Russia) Columbus Blue Jackets
2002 Joni Pitkanen D Karpat (FNL) Philadelphia Flyers
2001 Stephen Weiss C Plymouth Whalers (OHL) Florida Panthers
2000 Rostislav Klesla D Brampton Battalion (OHL) Columbus Blue Jackets
1999 Pavel Brendl RW Calgary Hitmen (WHL) New York Rangers
1998 Bryan Allen D Oshawa Generals (OHL) Vancouver Canucks
1997 Roberto Luongo G Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL) New York Islanders
1996 Alexandre Volchkov RW Barrie Colts (OHL) Washington Capitals
1995 Chad Kilger C Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) Anaheim Ducks
1994 Jason Bonsignore C Niagara-Falls Thunder (OHL) Edmonton Oilers
1993 Paul Kariya LW U. of Maine (NCAA) Anaheim Ducks
1992 Todd Warriner LW Windsor Spitfires (OHL) Quebuc Nordiques
1991 Scott Lachance D Boston University (NCAA) New York Islanders
1990 Mike Ricci C Peterborough Petes (OHL) Philadelphia Flyers
1989 Stu Barnes C Tri-City Americans (WHL) Winnipeg Jets
1988 Darrin Shannon LW Windsor  Spitfires (OHL) Pittsburgh Penguins
1987 Wayne McBean D Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) Los Angeles Kings
1986 Zarley Zalapski D Canadian National Team (Intl) Pittsburgh Penguins
1985 Jim Sandlak RW London Knights (OHL) Vancouver Canucks
1984 Al Iafrate D Belleville Bulls (OHL) Toronto Maple Leafs
1983 Steve Yzerman C Peterborough Petes (OHL) Detroit Red Wings
1981 Ron Francis C Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHL) Hartford Whalers
1980 Larry Murphy D Peterborough Petes (OHA) Los Angeles Kings

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick 

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