The NY Rangers have selected Braden Schneider with the 19th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. Given who was available, grabbing Schneider was surprising. Sounds like the Devils wanted him, so the Rangers swooped in.
Quick review: Strong, big, definitely a blue collar hitter. Not much offense, needs to work on his skating. The Rangers were thin on RD in the system, and Braden Schneider certainly addresses that. He’s not a Dylan McIlrath clone, which is important to note here. Much better and more developed, and nowhere near as much as a project.
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Comp Players: Brandon Carlo, Colton Parayko
•Puts Pressure on Opponents, Closes Gap, Limits Time, and Space to Make Plays
•Consistently in Good Position Defending, Defends the Middle of the Ice
•Looks to Push the Puck to Forwards
— Meghan Chayka (@MeghanChayka) October 7, 2020
Here’s some more on him. If he becomes 75% of Colton Parayko, that’s a win. The more I read up on him, the more I like it.