The Islanders selected RW Simon Holmstrom with the 23rd-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
An 18-year-old from Sweden, Holmstrom is listed at 6-foot-1, 192 pounds.
A left-handed shot, Holmstrom is a skilled offensive player who has played with the Swedish National Junior Team. On the international stage, Holmstrom won a gold medal with Team Sweden at the 2018 Under-18 World Junior Championships in his native country. He scored six points (three goals, three assists) in seven games, including a goal in the Gold Medal game vs Russia.
Holmstrom has also played with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League and their J20 SuperElit team, where he totaled 50 points in 49 games.