Jaroslav Chmelar was one of the NY Rangers prospects impressing at the 2023 World Juniors.

With their 5th round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, #144 overall, the NY Ranges selected Jaroslav Chmelar, a winger out of Finland playing with Jokerit’s Juniors team.

Per this account, which follows Czech prospects, Chmelar is a project pick, but very toolsy and has a lot of good skill sets that should develop nicely. He’s going to take a while though, since he was just on the U18 team. Expect another 3-4 years before we start hearing about bringing him over to the AHL.


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