Hailing from Bowmanville, Ontario I bring you Josh Bailey of the NY Islanders! Josh was a high draft pick in the 2008 NHL entry draft going 9th overall. This draft had some serious talent, where 10 years later they’re leading their teams to the playoffs. Players like Steven Stamkos, Drew Doughty and Alex Pietrangelo lead the list of notable players in that draft. There are a number of players chosen after Josh that I’m sure teams would’ve loved to get their hands on (ie. Erik Karlsson at 15)
Josh has carved out a nice career for himself and doing his best to help the Islanders franchise try and get to the playoffs. In his tenure with the team, he’s played a total of 22 NHL playoff games, having gontten to the second round once in his career during the 2016 NHL playoffs.
This past NHL season, Josh was almost a point a game player, putting up his best statistical season in the NHL and is now in his prime.