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EVERETT, WA - JANUARY 20: Brandon Wheat Kings defenseman Braden Schneider (2) waits to receive a pass in the third period in a game between the Everett Silvertips and the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA. Everett shutout Brandon by a final score of 4-0. (Photo by Christopher Mast/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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.

Schneider is an interesting pick, in the sense that it’s odd the Rangers traded up for him. Noel Gunler, Connor Zary, Noel Gunler, and a few others we profiled here were still available.

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.

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.


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