The Islanders’ first round brought a couple of talented kids. Their second through seventh rounds brought… me a feeling best expressed in this reply (we’ll get to that in a moment). The Big Club’s six picks Saturday included a couple of kids of NHLers I grew up watching, Michal Pivonka (Jacob, headed to Notre Dame, went to them in the fourth round) and Todd Krygier (Michigan State-bound Christian, a defenseman, in the seventh, a few picks ahead of twin brother Cole).
Todd Krygier makes two UConn references in the Islanders’ second day, too: Second second-rounder Ruslan Iskhakov is a future Husky.
Jack Drury, Ted’s son (and thus, if you do the math on your hands, Chris’ nephew), went to Carolina at 42.
And tip of cap to both our buddies Jim Fuller and Doug Bonjour.