Despite not having a first-round pick, the New York Rangers selected five players in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft on Sunday, June 30.
With three third-round selections, the Rangers loaded up on skilled wingers, but with their final two selections the organization looked to bolster their back end, adding a defenseman and a goaltender in the fourth and sixth rounds, respectively.
As uneventful as the draft may have been for fans—seeing as the Rangers didn't select a player until the third round—the organization added some quality assets. With a clear lack of talented forwards, it was a no brainer for Glen Sather, Gordie Clark and the rest of the Rangers’ front office to select youngsters with upside in the offensive zone.
Goaltending was another area the team needed to add to, and although they waited until the sixth round to nab a keeper, it’s a start.
A few days removed from the draft, we’ll take a look at the five prospects the Rangers added over the weekend. Read on for a preliminary scouting report with brief analysis of the potential future Blueshirts.