The Rangers have selected winger Leevi Aaltonen with their 5th round pick at the 2019 NHL Draft. If there’s one thing to know about the undersized (5’8″ 160 lb) winger, it’s this:
NYR pick Leevi Aaltonen at 130. IMO the 3rd or 4th best pure skater in the class.
— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) June 22, 2019
A pure skater is a solid pick this late in the draft, especially when he’s a solid playmaker as well. Aaltonen put up 12-24-36 in 29 games in the Finnish 2nd league, and 1-4-5 in the World Juniors.
This looks like great value this late in the draft.