By Allan Muir
Does anyone want to play for the New York Islanders anymore?
Katie Strang of ESPN New York is reporting Nino Niederreiter, the team’s top prospect, is the latest to request a ticket to anywhere else in the league.
“The former first-round pick (5th overall, 2010) is unhappy with his current situation, the source said, and feels he would be best served playing somewhere other than with the Islanders organization. His agent informed Islanders general manager Garth Snow of the request last week, the source said, although Snow is not believed to be amenable to doing a deal — at least at the moment.”
It’s safe to assume the 20-year-old winger was miffed after being passed over when the Isles sent out training camp invites, and if that is the case you can see where he’s coming from. He spent the majority of last season with the team and while he only scored once an finished a staggering minus-29, he had every reason to believe he was in their plans for 2013.