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As the regular draws closer, the Islanders announced they have slimmed their training camp roster to 31 players. 

Michael Dal Colle was among the players cut from pro camp, as he was assigned to the AHL squad. The fifth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft tallied 41 points (15 goals, 26 assists) in 75 games with the Sound Tigers last year. He has yet to play in a regular-season NHL game. 

The team sent 11 others to the AHL, placed four players on waivers and cut six players on professional tryout contracts. 

Below is a full breakdown of the moves:

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Corey Pronman is the NHL prospects writer at The Athletic. I recently had a chance to sit down with him and get his impressions on the Islanders' system, including some of the players who are soon expected to graduate to the big club. Here's what he had to say on some of the team's top youngsters...

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The summer is over. Fall has arrived and with it, the return of the NHL. Training camps around the league will all be open for business soon, with the first on-ice sessions slated to begin Friday morning.

For the Islanders, it seems every year lately has been 'make or break,' for a variety of reasons. This year, however, the term might never be more accurate as the team looks to re-sign their franchise captain, finally bring some closure to a long, drawn out arena drama and return to the playoffs. The results of those three factors, each under their own cloud of uncertainty, could also decide the future fate of long-tenured general manager Garth Snow, who seems to be running out of time to turn this team into a true contender.

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SYOSSET, N.Y. -- This won't be a lesson Joshua Ho-Sang will soon forget.

Reaction was still rolling in on Saturday as details continued to come out about Ho-Sang's dismissal from training camp after showing up late the first day. The Islanders took a hard-line stance with the young, sometimes controversial, forward. General manager Garth Snow even made a candid remark to Newsday early on Saturday.

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SYOSSET, N.Y. ? Back for another day of practice at IceWorks, the Islanders? rookies had an early start to their workweek. The group hit the ice around 8:45 with Bridgeport Sound Tigers coach Brent Thompson running the roughly hour-long session.

The group was put through the usual drills and the goaltenders received some individualized attention during the practice. The rookies have been on the Island for the last four days now preparing for training camp, which begins later this week.

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Michael Dal Colle and Mathew Barzal seemed as comfortable as ever with one another as they left the ice after the first day of Islanders minicamp. Dal Colle smirked as he fielded questions at his stall and chirped Barzal -- who was drafted 16th overall in the recent NHL Draft -- under his breath as the inquisitive media horde began to scatter.

The first day of camp saw Dal Colle and Barzal skate on the same line, with Sebastian Collberg rounding out the unit. Both Dal Colle and Barzal are expected to be impact players with the Islanders, but the two began the week-long camp at much different points in their hockey careers.

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For the second year in a row the Islanders have a prospect on the winning team at the Memorial Cup.

Michael Dal Colle, the Islanders fifth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, and the Oshawa Generals won the Memorial Cup on Sunday after defeating the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 in overtime. Rookie Anthony Cirelli scored the game-winning goal 1:28 into OT to capture the win. Griffin Reinhart, the fourth overall selection in 2012, won the Memorial Cup last season with the Edmonton Oil Kings.

The Islanders' prospect did not end up on the score sheet in the championship game, but he did finish the tournament with five points (two goals, three assists) in four games for the Generals.

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Islanders' prospect Michael Dal Colle is headed to the Memorial Cup final after his Oshawa Generals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 on Tuesday.

It will be Dal Colle's first trip to the Memorial Cup final in his junior hockey career. The 18-year-old forward has made his mark through three games in the Canadian Hockey League tournament. Dal Colle is tied for the scoring lead with five points (two goals, three assists).

The success in the Memorial Cup is a continuation of a strong 2014-15 season for Dal Colle, who led the Generals in scoring during the regular season. He had 93 points (42 goals, 51 assists) in 56 games and the produced 31 points (eight goals, 23 assists) in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

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The Islanders signed forward Michael Dal Colle to a three-year, entry-level contract (TSN, Sept. 28).

Dal Colle, 18, was the Islanders top pick and taken fifth overall in this year's draft. He had 95 points in 67 OHL games last season.

Details of the three-year contract have not been released. He can't play in the AHL this season because of his age.

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The Islander prospects took part in the annual Blue & White Scrimmage Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum.

Overall it was a success for everyone one involved. The players enjoyed the chance to play a competitive game, the fans got to see hockey in july and the Islanders were able to get 4,000 fans to come to Nassau Coliseum in the middle of summer.

As for evaluating talent during Thursday night's scrimmage -- or for that matter during the course of the week long mini camp -- it is always a challenge. These camps are for the coaches to learn a little bit about the players and instill in them a little bit of what NHL life is like. For the players it's the same thing. They are getting to know the organization and learning what it takes to be a pro athlete.

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Michael Dal Colle took his first spin on Nassau Coliseum ice Tuesday as a member of the New York Islanders.

Though the fifth overall pick may never play an NHL contest in Uniondale, it was the first look at what will be in the Isles future. The talented prospect took part in the second on-ice skate during Tuesday's camp and?admitted he was a little nervous coming into his first session with his new team.

"I was definitely pretty anxious coming in," he said. "Now that I got it out of the way it's kind of a load off my shoulders for sure. But it was good."

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The Islanders kick off their annual team mini camp on Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum. The week long camp will feature 48 Islander prospects and camp invitees. Here are five player to keep an eye on this week.

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.


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