New York Rangers select Lias Andersson with the 7th overall pick
New York Rangers Select with the 7th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft Lias Andersson.
At 5’11” and 200 pounds, the young forward has the ability to play both center and wing if necessary. He may not be the tallest prospect, but he is well built, and has already been acclimated to playing with adults in Sweden where he has found offensive success. His play at the international level has been impressive, as he has put up good numbers at the U18 and U20 levels.
He is one of the few picks in this draft who could possibly be NHL ready for next season. His father was also drafted into the NHL.