The New York Islanders have signed Noah Dobson to a three-year entry-level deal, the team announced Monday.
Dobson was the 12th overall selection in June’s draft. The 18-year-old is coming off a 69-point season with the QMJHL’s Acadie-Bathurst Titan, helping the franchise win its first ever Memorial Cup.
The Summerside, P.E.I. native spent much of the 2017-18 in the top five of many draft rankings as perhaps the best all-around defencemen in the class behind consensus No. 1 Rasmus Dahlin. He fell to No. 12 thanks to a run of forwards being taken early, pushing back what was a deep defensive class.