DALLAS – The New York Islanders have drafted Summerside native Noah Dobson.
The Islanders selected the right-handed shooting defenceman in Round 1, 12th overall, of the National Hockey League Entry Draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday night.
The six-foot-three and 179-pound Dobson played the last two seasons with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He had 26 points – seven goals and 19 assists – in 63 regular-season games in his rookie 2016-17 season, and had 17 goals and 52 assists for 69 points in 67 contests in 2017-18.
The 18-year-old Dobson was immediately congratulated by his parents, Andrew and Jenny Dobson, and younger sister, Elly, after Islanders announced his name.
Dobson, who is a candidate to receive an invitational to Team Canada’s world junior team’s summer camp, was the third Canadian taken on Friday night.
Following are the first 11 picks:
1. Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo Sabres.
2. Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina Hurricanes.
3. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Montreal Canadiens.
4. Brady Tkachuk, Ottawa Senators.
5. Barrett Hayton, Arizona Coyotes.
6. Filip Zadina, Detroit Red Wings.
7. Quintin Hughes, Vancouver Canucks.
8. Adam Boqvist, Chicago Blackhawks.
9. Vitali Kravtsov, New York Rangers.
10. Evan Bouchard, Edmonton Oilers.
11. Oliver Wahlstrom, New York Islanders.
12. NY Islanders (from Calgary), Noah Dobson, D, Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL).
13. Dallas, Ty Dellandrea, C, Flint (OHL).
14. Philadelphia (from St. Louis), Joel Farabee, LW, U.S. U18 (NTDP).
15. Florida, Grigory Denisenko, LW, Loko Yaroslavl (MHL).
16. Colorado, Martin Kaut, RW, Pardubice (Extraliga).
17. New Jersey, Ty Smith, D, Spokane (WHL).
18. Columbus, Liam Foudy, C, London (OHL).
19. Philadelphia, Jay O'Brien, C, Thayer HS, Braintree, Mass.
20. Los Angeles, Rasmus Kupari, C, Karpat (SM-Liiga).
21. San Jose, Ryan Merkley, D, Guelph (OHL).
22. NY Rangers (from Pittsburgh via Ottawa), K'Andre Miller, D, U.S. U18 (NTDP).
23. Anaheim, Isac Lundestrom, C, Lulea (SHL).
24. Minnesota, Filip Johansson, D, Leksands J20 (Superelit).
25. St. Louis (from Toronto), Dominik Bokk, RW, Vaxjo J20 (Superelit).
26. Ottawa (from Boston via NY Rangers), Jacob Bernard-Docker, D, Okotoks (AJHL).
27. Chicago (from Nashville), Nicolas Beaudin, D, Drummondville (QMJHL).
28. NY Rangers (from Tampa Bay), Nils Lundkvist, D, Lulea (SHL).
29. Toronto (from Winnipeg via St. Louis), Rasmus Sandin, D, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL).
30. Detroit (from Vegas), Joe Veleno, C, Saint John (QMJHL).
31. Washington, Alexander Alexeyev, D, Red Deer (WHL).