Future Considerations

Islanders take Strome fifth overall in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
June 24, 2011, 7:54 pm
Filed under: Islanders, NHL, NHL Entry Draft, OHL | Tags:

From Aaron Vickers:

The New York Islanders have selected Ryan Strome fifth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Strome possesses elite offensive talent who can create his own scoring chance each time the puck ends up on his stick. Not unlike Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jonathan Huberdeau, Strome possesses elite vision and very quick hands that make him a dangerous force in the opposition’s end. Strome’s acceleration is just another tool he possesses to make opposing defenders look silly. An accurate shot with a quick release compliment his offensive package. 

Available now! Purchase FC’s 2011 NHL Entry Draft Guide!
Preview FC’s 2011 NHL Entry Draft Guide!

No draft eligible prospect had more points than Strome’s 106, sharing the honour with Nugent-Hopkins.

Where Strome differs from that of Nugent-Hopkins and Huberdeau is in his approach and consistency. At times this year the 175-pounder hasn’t put forth the proper effort and is easy to discourage with physical play. If he’s able to gain some size and put forth a bigger battle, Strome can develop into a top-line centre.

Aaron Vickers is the managing editor of Future Considerations and can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VickersFC. Follow the latest Future Considerations news and posts, follow FC’s Official Twitter Feed at www.twitter.com/FCHockey, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/futureconsiderations and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FCHockey

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: