The New York Islanders have selected IceDogs defenceman Jesse Graham in the sixth round, 155th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
In Graham, the Islanders get a player who has wowed the scouts with his strong skating ability (ranked third in 2012 Eastern Conference Coaches Poll for Top Skater) and offensive production from the back end. The sophomore blue liner finished tied for ninth among OHL defencemen in points, picking up four goals and 37 assists for 41 points, building further on his 18 points from his rookie season. He followed up his strong regular season performance with one goal and nine assists for ten points in 20 playoff contests during the IceDogs run to the OHL Championship Series. Graham has also show a great deal of durability, finishing the season as one of only two IceDogs to play in all 68 regular season contests.
With his selection by the Islanders, Graham becomes their third prospect from the IceDogs, joining Ryan Strome and Mitchell Theoret who were selected by New York in 2011.
The entire IceDogs organization would like to congratulate Jesse and wish him all the best on this exciting day!