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2015 NHL Draft

Islanders general manager Garth Snow doesn't make a trade without a purpose. So when the Islanders traded Reinhart for the 16th and 33rd overall picks in the draft on Friday night there was clearly a player they wanted.

And that player was Mathew?Barzal.

The Islanders saw the opportunity to grab what could be the steal of the draft after Boston passed on selecting him three consecutive times. When Snow realized Barzal was still there for the taking, he made the decision to trade defenseman Griffin Rienhart to Edmonton.

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