The New York Rangers selected Dominik Lakatos with the 175th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. This draft pick may come as a surprise for most fans, because the Czech center is already 20 years old. This age is definitely higher then the usual 17,18,19 yr old draft picks in the NHL Entry Draft. Most players at this age will just end up signing a undrafted free agent deal with a NHL club. Gordie Clark and the rest of the Rangers brass must have saw a player they didn’t want to land on another team’s roster. Read more
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New York Rangers drafted with the 145th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft Calle Sjalin a Swedish defense-man. This is a 17 year old kid, who played for Östersunds IK in Sweden. This could be a steal in the 4th round as he was ranked #44 for EU skaters by NHL Central Scouting. His numbers are pretty good for a young, 17 year old defense-man. Hopefully, we can see him in a few years as he transitions to North American hockey. He will be playing in Sweden next season, but he is definitely a player to keep your eye on over the next few years.
The New York Rangers traded their 102nd pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft to San Jose Sharks, In exchange for the 123rd pick as well as the 174th pick in 2017 NHL Draft. This trade happened, as Rangers were on the clock for the 102nd pick.
Back on June 10th, Elliotte Friedman wrote that the Rangers had contacted Lindy Ruff to join the staff. The move as he wrote, “was with the idea of making the group stronger, not forcing Vigneault to look over his shoulder.” Read more
As of earlier this afternoon, the Rangers traded Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to Arizona in exchange for Anthony DeAngelo and the 7th overall pick in tonight’s draft. This gives the Rangers 2 picks in the 1st round tonight the seventh pick and 21st pick. Moving into the seventh spot there will be some really good talent to chose from. We will see if the end up moving the 21st pick before the draft.
Way back in June of 2014, I wrote about the Rangers not having any 1st round picks. Well, two years later and we still haven’t made any. This article was written more so to show Rangers fans the organization’s efficiency in later rounds. Enjoy. Read more
Sports podcaster Bill Simmons has been a longtime opponent of the NBA lottery system and has openly discussed ways to combat tanking from bottom-of-the-barrel teams at the end of the year. Is his idea plausible for the NHL?
The 2015 NHL Entry Draft was held this past weekend at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida and the Rangers certainly turned up the heat with a flurry of moves. They drafted well and made some necessary trades. Let’s recap shall we? Read more