Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Donovan to be 9th 2008 Isles pick to make NHL

The Isles had a lot of draft picks in 2008.  Thirteen, in fact.  Tonight Matt Donovan becomes the 9th of those 13 to debut in the NHL (all but Jared Spurgeon for the Isles)   (NHL experience listed next to their names)

9
Joshua Bailey 
Windsor Spitfires [OHL]  288
148
Matt Martin 
Sarnia Sting [OHL]  150
53
Travis Hamonic 
Moose Jaw Warriors [WHL]  132
156
Jared Spurgeon 
Spokane Chiefs [WHL]  123
102
David Ullstrom 
HV 71 Jrs. (Sweden)  29
126
Kevin Poulin 
Victoriaville Tigres [QMJHL]  16
40
Aaron Ness 
Roseau H.S. (Minn.)  9
175
Justin DiBenedetto 
Sarnia Sting [OHL]  8
96
Matt Donovan 
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders [USHL] 
73
Kirill Petrov 
Kazan Ak-Bars [Russia] 
72
Jyri Niemi 
Saskatoon Blades [WHL] 
66
David Toews 
Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn) 
36
Corey Trivino 
Stouffville Spirit [OPJHL] 

Donovan will be the 84th player selected in that draft to play in the NHL out of the 211 that were drafted.
Only two have played more games than Josh Bailey: Steven Stamkos and Drew Doughty.


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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