Given the names mentionned so far in this thread there appears to be no real contenders on D from the Q for next year's tournament, maybe aside from Dillon Fournier (19) who might stand a chance.
Up front there could be:
Nathan MacKinnon (18) NHL?
Jonathan Drouin (18) NHL?
Charles Hudon (19) should be given a top-2 line role
Frederik Gauthier (18) given his size and two-way abilities could make it for the 4th line and return as a 19 years old
In nets there are also some very interesting names that should be given an opportunity:
Zachary Fucale (18)
Francois Brassard (19)
Philippe Desrosiers (18)
Brandon Whitney (19)
All of those guys I think next year could at least handle a backup job on the big stage
2011 class which i think are locks:
Tom Wilson RW CAN 6' 3" 205
Brendan Gaunce C CAN 6' 1" 207
Charles Hudon LW CAN 5' 10" 170
Scott Laughton C CAN 6' 0" 177
Nathan MacKinnon Ht/Wt:5'11"/180 lb <-- NHL
Jonathan Drouin Ht/Wt:5'11"/176 lbs <-- NHL ??
2012 class Might be locks ??
Sean Monahan Ht/Wt:6' 2"/195 lbs
Hunter Shinkaruk Ht/Wt:5'11"/175 lbs
Curtis Lazar Ht/Wt:6' 0"/190 lb
Max Domi Ht/Wt:5'11"/185 lbs
Kerby Rychel Ht/Wt:6' 0"/200 lbs
Frederik Gauthier Ht/Wt:6' 5"/210 lbs
2012 Class with a chance ??
Bo Horvat Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/200 lbs
Anthony Mantha Ht/Wt:6' 2'/165 lbs
Anthony Duclair Ht/Wt:5'11"/160 lbs
William Carrier Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/195 lbs
2011 Class Invites???:
Chris Tierney 6'0" Weight: 81 kg / 179 lbs
Scott Kosmachuk 5.11 180
Alexandre Mallet LW CAN 6' 1" 195
Jordan Martinook LW CAN 5' 11" 202
Justin Kea C CAN 6' 3" 212
Brendan Leipsic LW CAN 5' 8" 165
Josh Anderson RW CAN 6' 1" 189
Benjamin Thomson LW CAN 6' 3" 205
Jason Dickinson Ht/Wt:6' 1"/170 lbs
I dont know....its really to early...we will see in July/August...but the Defense is more predictable...
Given the Islanders history, I wouldn't be surprised to see Reinhart in the NHL next year.
yeah they screwed up with Niederreiter, but under Snow he has brought up D prospects pretty patiently like de Haan and Hamonic so we will see. Reinhart though reminds me a lot like Ryan Murray though. Hes just solid and is a rock back there and those D men usually transition faster in the league...
Julien Bahl will be only 17 next year and there's no way he has played well enough to be considered one of the nation's top-7 D...
BTW I highly doubt Carrier, Mantha or Duclair make the team but it's possible... they might be invited to the training camp but I don't think they make it. Duclair should make it the following year though.