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Draft Day Two Open Thread

The Rangers took J.T. Miller with the 15th overall selection last night, and have three more selections in this draft (#106, #134, #136). The selections they would have had were:

#45 – to Calgary for Tim Erixon – Calgary selects Markus Granlund
#57 – Washington’s pick, acquired by the Rangers from Carolina for Bobby Sanguinetti, sent to Calgary for Tim Erixon – Calgary selects Tyler Wotherspoon
#76 – to Florida for Bryan McCabe - Florida selects Logan Shaw.
#166 – to San Jose for Jody Shelley - San Jose selects Daniil Sobchenko.
#196 – to Phoenix for Anders Eriksson -Phoenix selects Zac Larraza.

I’ll be live blogging the rest of the draft, which begins at 11:00am EST this morning. I’ll make sure to cover who was drafted with the picks the Rangers would have had.

Rangers Picks:
#72 – Steven Fogarty, C from Edina High School (in MN)
#106 – Michael St. Croix, C from Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
#134 – Shane McColgan, RW from Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
#136 – Sam Noreau, D from Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
#172 – Peter Ceresnak, D from Slovakia

Trades:
Calgary trades Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik, and a 2012 2nd round pick to Buffalo for Chris Butler, Paul Byron.
Florida trades #47 to San Jose for #59 and a 2012 3rd round pick.
Vancouver trades #60 to Minnesota for #71 and #101.
Columbus trades Nikita Filatov to Ottawa for #66.
Rangers trade Evgeny Grachev to St. Louis for #72.
Islanders trade Bruno Gervais to Tampa Bay for future considerations.
Kings trade #170 and 2012 3rd to NSH for #82.
Rangers trade 2012 6th round pick for #172.

10 Responses to “Draft Day Two Open Thread”

  1. Mike Axisa says:

    I like the Filatov deal for Ottawa. Worth the gamble.

  2. Adrian says:

    Still confused why the Rangers did not draft a LW….

    • Dave says:

      They drafted the best available that fit the skill set they need.

    • Brian SCS says:

      Go for centers, most players are Left-handed and the switch to the left wing is usually not a difficult transition. Centers tend to be more well-rounded in the defensive aspects of the game due to increased responsibility. It’s just one example, but take Dubinsky for instance.

  3. Jay h says:

    You know how I said I didn’t want to give up grachev and valentnko for a first rounder? I changed my mind.

  4. Walt says:

    This draft may take a few years to see how good it is, or isn’t. I like that they are drafting speedy kids, with brains, and good hockey sense as well. I like the first , second, and fifth picks, all with good size!!!!!