Former 1st round pick Josh Bailey's NHL career hits rock bottom.

Former 1st round pick Josh Bailey's NHL career hits rock bottom.

A rough day for the former first round pick and veteran of over 1000 games in the National Hockey League.

Jonathan Larivee

Former first round pick Josh Bailey has spent his entire National Hockey League career thus far as a member of the New York Islanders, and unfortunately for the 34 year old Ontario native it sounds like things may stay that way.

After being unable to secure an NHL contract during the offseason, Bailey accepted a professional tryout offer from the Ottawa Senators in the hopes of earning himself a new deal with a strong performance in training camp. Unfortunately for Bailey however things have not worked out for him and on Sunday the Senators announced that Bailey would be cut from their training camp roster.

Being released from a PTO is unquestionably a low point in Bailey's NHL career and there are now real questions about whether or not he has any hope of securing himself an NHL contract at any point this season.

Bailey, who was selected in the first round (9th overall) by the Islanders at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft has had himself an excellent NHL career and it would be a sad way to see him close things out. In spite of that however, no one will ever be able to take away the fact that he appeared in 1057 NHL games throughout his career and recorded 184 goals and 396 assists along the way for an impressive total of 580 career points in the NHL.

I would like to wish him all the best on whatever may come next in his hockey career.