The NY Rangers have won the 2020 draft lottery, and will select 1st overall at this year’s draft. The last time the NY Rangers selected from this draft position was in 1965 when they selected Andre Veilleux, who played zero NHL games.
This marks the second straight year that the Rangers will pick in the top two, having landed Kaapo Kakko last year.
Welcome to Broadway, Alexis Lafreniere. The kid had a 12.5% chance of coming to New York, and it hit.
Let this sink in. The NY Rangers will draft from the top position on the 2020 NHL Draft.