2016 NHL Draft: Rangers select Tim Gettinger with fifth round pick

Gettinger (Photo: Adam Bell, OHL)
Gettinger (Photo: Adam Bell, OHL)

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:


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  • “A big, 6’5 winger” This should make quite a few peeps around here happy… Or, are these kids the kids Stevie Y wanted or wants? 😉

  • A guy you hope can turn into a better skating Mike Rupp. You can teach somebody how to hit, but they have to innately want to hit.

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