Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Dal Colle Shines: 1/11/16

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In his third game since being traded to his new team, the Kingston Frontenacs, coveted Islanders prospect Michael Dal Colle had an assist in his team’s 3-1 loss to the Kitchener Rangers yesterday. Michael now has nine points in three games since joining the Frontenacs and he is adjusting well to his new squad which now sits in first place of the East Division in the Ontario Hockey League with 51 points thanks to a 24-11-2-1 record.

Dal Colle really shined on Friday when Kingston played his former team, the Oshawa Generals, when he tallied two goals and three assists and was +4 on the night. The Generals are struggling this season with 37 points and sit in fourth place in the East.

Dal Colle was drafted in the first round, fifth overall in 2014 by the Islanders.  Scouts say he has the tools to be a great offensive contributor who can put up his fair share of points. He has great hockey sense and a sniper’s touch, using a great release to beat goalies from all areas of the offensive zone. Dal Colle is a big player with good reach and puck protecting abilities.

Michael didn’t have the strongest camp with the Islanders this year, but everyone is still hoping the talented winger continues to develop and makes his way to the big club.

After a tough 4-0 loss to the Flyers Saturday, the Islanders are back in action against the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow.

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