News: 4 days agoDobson proved well worth the 12th pick in the 2018 NHL Draft with 13 goals and 51 assists in 80 games for the Islanders this season.
Spin: Dobson is the best offensive defenseman for the Islanders, and there isn't a close second. General manager Lou Lamoriello has stated that finding another defender with offensive gifts is a priority this offseason. A skeptic might tell you that the Islanders did have Devon Toews and, to a lesser extent Nick Leddy before trading each of the past two offseasons. Dobson will have to play with a different defense partner as neither Zdeno Chara nor Andy Greene may be back with the Isles next season.