With the 11th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Islanders selected RW Oliver Wahlstrom.
Wahlstrom, 18, played for the USA National Development Team for the second straight season last year. He collected 83 points (40 goals, 43 assists) last season. He also joined Team USA in the World Junior Championship, where he tallied seven goals and two assists over seven games.
Wahlstrom couldn't be anymore excited to get his NHL career going with the Islanders.
"I don't even know where to start," he told NBC Sports Network after hearing his name called. "I'm just so thankful to be in this position and the Islanders [are] an unbelievable organization. I'll be around New York, the best city. So I'm so happy, I'm ecstatic."
Wahlstrom's scoring ability and motor on the ice has been compared to Capitals star Alex Ovechkin, who just so happens to be his idol.
"I love shooting, I love scoring goals," Wahlstrom said. "Ovechkin, you know, he's my childhood hero and hopefully someday I can play against him."
Wahlstrom is committed to Boston College to play his collegiate hockey next season.