New York Islanders Top-10 players under 24

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10. Joshua Ho-Sang (23), Right Wing, 2014 1st round, 28th overall

I could have just written see Dal Colle and moved on but, there is still hope for Joshua Ho-Sang. The 2014 first-round pick has a fantastic array of talents. When he gets into space, the 23-year-old can do amazing things. It seems as if the puck is magnetically stuck to his stick as he flies down the ice with top-tier speed. Ho-Sang is a great passer and can find open teammates with his great on-ice vision. He’s not limited to a supporting role, however, as he’s shown at the junior level.

To sum up his professional career to this point, Josh Ho-Sang is his own worst enemy. It seems like every time he gets promoted to the NHL, Ho-Sang is ineffective and finds ways to tick off his coaches. In short, the kid needs to grow up and get his head on right. His time is about up with the organizations.

9. Kieffer Bellows (21), Left Wing, 2016 1st round, 19th overall

Another New York Islanders first-round pick that can be filed in the disappointment drawer. He didn’t even make several NYI top-10 prospects list. In his first professional season last year Bellows struggled. He scored just 19 points in 73 games. I think the player who broke Jeremy Roenick‘s Team USA WJC goal scoring record in 2017, still has some home.

Bellows is a gritty player who thrives in dirty areas. He can do more than tip-in shots or put in rebounds in front of the net, Bellows has a nasty wrist shot as well as a good slap shot. It makes him a weapon when he can get the shot off. The Minnesota native skates well and uses his body to protect the puck. Keifer Bellows is the type of third/ fourth line bulldog, that winning teams need.