The New York Islanders drafted winger Simon Holmstrom with the 23rd overall pick at the 2019 NHL Draft.
Weight: 192 lbs
Club: HV71 (Sweden)
(Stats Courtesy: EliteProspects.com)
Holmstrom struggled with hip and thumb injuries over the past two seasons and entered the draft as the 27th-ranked European skater according to NHL Central Scouting.
"Holmstrom is a very skilled and smart winger. He makes a lot of smart decisions and finds options consistently well. With HV71, Holmstrom was often used in their setups to make plays from behind the net, and he did so very well, finding players in high-percentage areas in a variety of ways. He has slippery skill, and while he won't often go end-to-end, he can get through defenders and have the odd impact shift with his skill." - The Athletic's Corey Pronman