With four picks remaining on Day 2 of the NHL, the Rangers went big. Literally that is, selecting players 6-2 and above, adding some depth to the blueline as well as a couple of longshot forward prospects.
New York only has five picks in the draft this year, and only one in the first two rounds, having traded away much of their draft capital to compete in the last two playoff runs. Still, Drury managed to hold onto this year’s first round pick, and elected to go with 18 year old right wing, Gabriel Perreault.
The focus in Chris Drury‘s first draft as General Manager, was clearly on size and physicality. With nine picks going into the draft, the team would ultimately end up with eight new prospects, making just the one trade – sending the third round #80 pick along with the sixth round #168 to Washington for the third […]
Almost 19 hours after it happened, you’re still probably on a bit of a high as a Rangers fan, and why not, this is the first time the Rangers have ever earned the right to pick first in the NHL Entry Draft. Okay, well technically they did pick first in 1965 when there were only […]
In a surprise to few, the Rangers drafted 18 year old Finnish right wing, Kaapo Kakko last night with the second overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. I say unsurprisingly, because while a few might have hoped for Jack Hughes to be passed over by the Devils, the popular opinion – and it was pretty […]
It’s likely that Jeff Gorton is going to at least try to make some moves this weekend at the NHL draft, but it remains to be seen what he actually accomplishes. With John Davidson now firmly in place as President of the New York Rangers, and the second overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Gorton […]
Over the past ten days, Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton has dealt with a number of significant changes in response to yet another missed opportunity in the playoffs. June 14th – Rangers announce they will buy out the remaining four years of Dan Girardi‘s contract. The decision leaves Girardi with 788 regular season games for New […]
The New York Rangers pokes into the 2016 Entry draft, and July 1st free agent signing frenzy had all the force of a Pillsbury Doughboy belly slap. The draft pick poor, and cap strapped Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton pretty much accomplished all he could. Grabbing the still available Sean Day with their third round pick, was […]
Going into the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Rangers were targetting adding another goaltender to their prospect pool, after another year of evaluating borderline NHL prospects Scott Stajcer and Jason Missiaen. With their sixth round pick, the Rangers did just that, selecting 19 year old Kootenay Ice netminder, Mackenzie Skapski with the 170th pick in the draft. He was the […]
It was the first time in the 51 year history of the NHL Entry Draft that the Rangers didn’t have a pick in the first two rounds, and the wait was a little monotonous. While there was some speculation of trades the Rangers might have made, in the end they held fast and went with […]