Pavel Brendl was selected fourth-overall in the 1999 NHL Draft. He never played for the Rangers.
In fact, he's put up only 22 points in 78 career games with a number of teams.
Brendl currently plays in the Swiss league. While he has had success in Europe, he is certainly not what the Rangers envisioned when they drafted him so high.
Brendl scored 172 goals in three seasons in junior hockey. Quite impressive and it makes it reasonable for the Rangers to select him so high.
For whatever reason, he hasn't been able to produce at the NHL level. This is, obviously, one of the worst picks in Rangers' history. Selecting someone so high, and then not having him play for you is quite a blow. Taking some of the sting off is that he never produced in the NHL.
Still, the 1999 draft for the Rangers was beyond disastrous. With two picks in the top-10, they selected Brendl and Jamie Lundmark. Both have been unmitigated train wrecks. One of the other teams to have two picks in the top-10 was the Vancouver Canucks. They selected Daniel and Henrik Sedin.