Josh Bailey
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Josh Bailey

Hometown:

Bowmanville Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-10-02

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

1st round (9th overall), 2008

Weight:

188 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Josh Bailey recently completed his third season in the OHL. Owen Sound's 2005 first round Priority Draft selection played for the Attack for a year and a half before being traded to the Windsor Spitfires in December 2006. Bailey had already become an offensive force during the 2006-07, but he really picked up his game on both ends of the ice during the 2007-08 campaign. With 96 points (29 goals, 67 assists) in 67 regular season games and a +30 plus/minus rating, Bailey led the Spits in scoring and was tenth overall in the OHL.

 

Talent Analysis

Used in all situations, Bailey has an excellent work ethic and can play in both ends of the ice. He is a very good playmaker and can feed his teammates the puck and take face-offs very well. Often used as a quarterback on the power play, Bailey's hockey sense and leadership skills are excellent.

 

Future

Bailey is now a full-time skater in the NHL for the New York Islanders.

 

New York Islanders cash in on thirteen picks from 2008 Draft

by Josh Buckingham
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Josh Bailey and Matt Martin - New York Islanders

Photo: Josh Bailey (12) and Matt Martin (17) are two of the 13 players the Islanders selected in the 2008 NHL Draft. Martin and Bailey are both regular members of the Islanders' NHL roster. (Courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

With thirteen picks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft the probability of the New York Islanders selecting a few gems was pretty high. Almost five years removed from this draft, nine of the 13 players selected have played an NHL game.

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