Isles Talk 2015 Draft Preview: Erik Foley

Erik Foley is quite possibly the biggest risk/reward player the Islanders could take with the 72nd pick. He doesn’t turn 18 until June 30th, which makes him one of the youngest players in this years draft. Foley barely has the size to play in the AHL, but he’s committed to Providence College nest year so if the Islanders were to draft him, he could marinate in the college ranks for a as long as he wants without being rushed. He already has some international experience playing in last years Ivan Hlinka Tournament where he and team USA won the Bronze medal. He’s a power forward despite his size and plays a similar style to that of Colin McDonald with a much bigger scoring touch or a Kirill Petrov. He is without a doubt the “Sleeper” pick of this years draft. If he properly matures the Islanders will have another top prospect everyone will be asking “Why didn’t we draft him?”

Name: Erik Foley

Position: LW

Height/Weight: 5’11” 185lbs

ISS: 88

Central Scouting: 51

TSN Bob McKenzie: N/A

TSN Craig Button: 30

At this point, I’ve only seen Craig Button’s first round mock draft and none of the players I had on the my list were on it. I do like his insight, but to not have any one of the players in the first round may lead me to think Garth may pull a trade to move up in this years draft. Having said that, a few players will move around. Remember, only if a trade is made or players start slipping down will you see significant movement.

1. Erik Foley

2. Mitchell Stephens

3. Steven Desrocher

4. Nicolas Meloche

5. Gabriel Gagne

6. Ryan Pilon

7. Caleb Jones

8. Travis Dermott

9. Jeremy Bracco

10. Daniel Sprong

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