NY Rangers 2021 Draft Recap

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After the second longest draft ever conceived by man…good lord this Zoom stuff needs to end…the 2021 NHL Draft is over. The Rangers went into the draft with picks in the first (1), third (2), fourth (3), fifth (1), sixth (1), and seventh (1) rounds. At the end of the draft, they used eight of those nine picks. Here’s a quick recap of the Rangers picks at the 2021 draft:

First Round

  • #15 overall: The Rangers surprised many by not trading out of this slot, picking forward Brennan Othmann with the selection.

Third Round

  • #65 overall: The Rangers selected center Jayden Grubbe, a big grinder, with this pick. The Rangers originally acquired this pick from Buffalo in exchange for Jimmy Vesey.
  • #75 overall: The Rangers traded up here, using the #80 and their 6th round pick to move up five spots to take skilled center Ryder Korczak.

Fourth Round

  • #104 overall: The Rangers got this pick from the LA Kings in exchange for Brendan Lemieux, and used the pick on scoring winger Brody Lamb.
  • #106 overall: The Rangers got this pick from Ottawa in exchange for Vlad Namestnikov, and used the pick on Finnish forward Kalle Vaisanen.
  • #112 overall: The Blueshirts used this pick on a big monster of a goalie Talyn Boyko.

Fifth Round

  • #144 overall: The Rangers used this pick on young but skilled Jaroslav Chmelar, who will likely be a bit of a project, but could be worth it.

Seventh Round

  • #208 overall: The Rangers took defenseman Hank Kempf, a physical defenseman out of the USHL who is committed to Cornell next year.

Over the next week or so, we will be breaking down each pick, giving full scouting reports. Usually we’d do this immediately, but we are getting right into free agency. It’s a busy time, but we will have those for you soon enough. For now, discuss the recap of the Rangers 2021 draft picks here.