2012 NHL Draft Live Blog: Day 2June 23, 2012, by
Well last night sure was interesting. Several players changed teams (Mike Ribeiro, Sergei Bobrovsky, Lubomir Visnovsky), with Pittsburgh making two separate blockbuster (Jordan Staal, Zbynek Michalek). Full details of Round One can be found here.
As for the Rangers, they stayed quiet on the trade front. Well, that is if you don’t include that the Rangers were in on the discussions for Jordan Staal. No deal went through, but the Rangers made a solid pick in Brady Skjei (pronounced Shay). Kevin has a great writeup about him here.
Join us after the jump for live blogging of rounds 2-7, in which the Rangers have picks in round 2-4. I expect there to be some wheelin and dealin today, so check back often.
10:26 – Rangers take Cristoval “Boo” Nieves. Solid skater, big body. Headed to Michigan. He’s a bit of a project, but Michigan churns out great NHL talent (see: Hagelin, Carl).
10:41 – Bruins trade Benoit Pouliot to Tampa for Michel Oulett and a 5th round pick.
10:54 – Rangers trade their 2012 3rd round pick to Nashville for a 2013 3rd round pick. Looks like they didn’t see anyone they were interested in at this point in the draft.
11:18 – Zachary Stepan (Derek’s cousin) goes to Nashville. Tim Boyle (Brian’s brother) goes to Ottawa.
11:28 – Rangers take Swedish defenseman Calle Andersson with their 4th round pick. Anderson is a big kid (6’2″, 211 lbs).
11:53 – Rangers trade a 2013 5th round pick to Nashville for a 2012 5th round pick. The Rangers used that pick to draft Thomas Spelling, a RW out of Denmark.