Rangers select Brennan Othmann with first round pick in 2021 draft
A huge surprise, as the Rangers actually made their pick at #15 overall. With their first round pick, the Rangers selected Brennan Othmann at #15 overall.
Othmann is a bit off the board, especially with Chaz Lucius, Jesper Wallstedt, and Aatu Raty on the board. This is a bit of a reach by the Rangers here, and he’s definitely a project pick. He has good hockey IQ but lacks the skating to make a difference, at least right now. But he’s a pure shooter and has an ability to find open ice, which is good.
From an analytical standpoint, the comps don’t look that good. Mark Stone is certainly nice to see, but the rest don’t really strike you as great.
More to come on this pick tomorrow and in future days.