NY Rangers trade up in 5th round, select Evan Vierling

evan vierling

The NY Rangers traded up to pick #127 in the 5th round, and used it to select center Evan Vierling. The Rangers sent a pair of 7th rounders this year to move up.

Vierling, a lefty, had a decent year in the OHL. With Barrie, he put up 12-22-34 in 28 games. We are in the true dart throw territory of the draft now.

Vierling is a high ceiling skilled center. He’s a great skater, strong on the puck, and an excellent two-way player. He’s a pass first guy, which can make him predictable. Overall, a good pick at this position. The Rangers are betting on ceiling with Evan Vierling.