Friedman: Waterloo Black Hawks’ Coach On Islanders’ 2013 Draft Picks

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CBS New York

By Daniel Friedman
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In order to find quality products, you have to know where to shop.

At the NHL Entry Draft in June, the New York Islanders selected two players from the USHL’s Waterloo Black Hawks — goaltender Eamon McAdam (third round, 70th overall) and forward Taylor Cammarata (third round, 76th overall).

Just ask Trent Klatt, the Isles’ head amateur scout: “We certainly like that team; there’s no doubt.”

This is not something we haven’t seen from the Islanders in the past.

In 2011, they took a pair from the Niagara Ice Dogs (Ryan Strome, Mitchell Theoret) and, five years ago, both of Steven Stamkos’ linemates from the Sarnia Sting (Matt Martin, Justin, DiBenedetto) were chosen by the Isles.

As for this year’s draft duo, I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen from them to this point.

I watched McAdam for three days at prospect camp in July

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