Future Watch: Michael Dal Colle Rookie Hockey Cards, Islanders
Michael Dal Colle was drafted 5th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2014 NHL Draft. At 6-3, 191 he’s always had a pro body and there were a lot of reasons why the Islanders drafted him as high as they did.
In his four years with the Oshawa Generals, he had 316 points in 246 games with 131 goals. That’s an eye-popping 1.28 points per game average. In 2015, he hoisted the Memorial Cup Trophy over his head. He had two goals and five points in four games. After that, he played one additional season, as captain, for the Generals and later Kingston and then he turned pro.
In 2016-17, he had 41 points in 75 games with 15 goals for the Sound Tigers. Good numbers for sure. But he didn’t get a call-up, so the questions started.
In 2017-18, he did get a 4-game look in January. He didn’t score any points, so he went down to finish his second professional season in Bridgeport. In 60 games his point total dropped to 24. He only had seven goals. Now he has something to prove.
Here’s a look at him on Bridgeport and a nice second-effort goal:
Still only 22, he is trying to crack the Islanders opening night roster. He survived some cuts in the early part of training camp and he’s got a shot. There’s new management and a new coach in Stanley Cup winner, Barry Trotz. Even if he doesn’t make the team they won’t give up on him that easily. His speed is the only real issue. He looks quicker this season. Now we wait to see how this all plays out.
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