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Day 2 of the draft

 Although the Islanders no longer have any picks in the second round--they used both No. 35 and No. 58 to move up to No.30 and take C Brock Nelson in the first round yesterday---don't fret.

The Isles still have seven more picks to use, including two in the third round and two in the sixth.

Ultimately,  it's impossible to analyze how the Islanders fared in day one until years down the road, but I'd say they did a good job increasing their size and skill with Swiss power forward Nino Niederreiter and Nelson.

By now, you know the scouting report on Niederreiter. But Nelson is considered a highly-skilled forward as well. There's no doubt he needs time to fill out physically, but he's regarded as a player with tremendous offensive potential.

Stay tuned for more from the second day of the draft, which begins at 10 a.m. PT....

 

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