The Rangers took their first forward of the draft, taking winger Tim Gettinger with their 5th round pick (#141). Gettinger is a big kid at 6’5″ and 206 lbs, but the scouting reports say he is a great skater. Not for his size, just a great skater in general.
Gettinger had some hype because of his size, but fell due to a tough year. Gettinger is Brandon Halverson’s teammate with the OHL’s Soo Greyhounds, so there’s a connection there as well.
Some more thoughts:
Rangers take Tim Gettinger. Came in with hype but under performed a little. I still like him as a big guy with decent hands who can PK.
— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) June 25, 2016
NYR take my highest ranked OHL player left, Tim Gettinger. Huge kid, great skater. Needs to play with more jam & use his size. Potential tho
— OHL Prospects (@BrockOtten) June 25, 2016
New York Rangers take Tim Gettinger . He's a 6'5" forward, he's a bit of a project but he has great hands and intriguing upside.
— Ryan Yessie (@RyanYessie) June 25, 2016