Michael Dal Colle: The 2014 fifth overall draft pick will take his first spin on the Coliseum ice in an Islander uniform. Dal Colle was the consensus choice for the Isles to take at five. He is still at least a year away from making the jump to the NHL, but Dal Colle will be a big part of the Islanders offense in the future. During his 2013-14 OHL season with the Oshawa generals he scored 39 goals and 56 points in 67 games. His big size and stickhandling ability make him a threat in the offensive zone. It will be interesting to see that on display at mini camp, especially during Thursday night's Blue and White Scrimmage. Dal Colle has been pegged as a potential winger of the future to play alongside John Tavares.
Joshua Ho-Sang: You can debate the "character" issues surrounding Ho-Sang, but there is no denying the skill level that he will bring to Long Island. Like Dal colle, Ho-Sang is still a few years away from the NHL, but could be another major cornerstone of the Islanders offense in the future. He is reminiscent to Kirill Kabanov in respect to the fact that they both were extremely talented players who saw their draft stock fall because of off-ice issues. The difference here is that it seems Ho-Sang is more gung-ho to prove the Isles were right in choosing him in the first round. Ho-Sang is a goal scorer with an impressive set of hands and has great skating ability. He will be another fun player to watch at the Blue and White Scrimmage.
Griffin Reinhart: You could say that Tuesday starts Reinhart's campaign to prove why he deserves to be in the NHL in 2014-15. Reinhart had a strong showing in training camp prior to the start of the 2013-14 season. In the WHL, he had an outstanding year with the Edmonton Oil Kings recording four goals and 17 assists in 45 regular season games. He added another four goals and nine assists in the postseason, and was named MVP of the WHL finals. A good mini camp is a great way to head into the summer and then into training camp in September. Reinhart has a very real chance on making the Islanders this year, so he will be looking to make a strong impression right out of the gate.
Ryan Pulock: Another defensive prospect, Pulock is coming off a career season in the WHL. He recorded 63 points (20 goals, 43 assists) in 66 appearances with the Brandon Wheat Kings. Pulock also had a three game stint with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he recorded an assist. Pulock will most likely be starting the 2014-15 season in Bridgeport, but the solid defenseman is worth keeping an eye on in prospect camp to see how far he has come since last year.
Ville Pokka: The 6-foot-0, 206 lbs Finish defenseman is headed to AHL Bridgeport next season for his first pro North American season. The 20 year old signed a three-year, entry-level contract withe Islanders in May after a career year with Karpat in Liiga. He recorded 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) in 57 games and Pokka was a big part of Finland's gold medal finish at the World Juniors. Pokka scored a goal and had three assists, and finished the tournament a plus-7.