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1972: BILL HARRIS (1st overall) Right wing Career
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1972: BILL HARRIS (1st overall)
Right wing
Career Islanders stats: 184 goals, 259 assists, 296 PIM in 623 games
Career NHL stats: 231 goals, 327 assists, 394 PIM in 897 games
The first Islander, Harris was the initial selection of the expansion Isles. Harris was one of the key cogs in the Isles’ offense in its early years. He was dealt to the Kings during the 1979-80 season; later that season, the Islanders won their first Stanley Cup.
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Hit or miss: Islanders first-round draft picks

A look back at every Islanders first-round pick* since the team selected Bill Harris first overall in 1972, with stats, commentary and an assessment of each player's impact on the Isles.

*Note: The Islanders did not have first-round picks in 2001 and 2007.