2022 NHL Draft: Rangers select D Vittorio Mancini and LW Maxim Barbashev in 5th round
The Rangers had a pair of picks in the 5th round at #159 and #161. They took defenseman Vittorio (Victor) Mancini and LW Maxim Barbashev, respectively, with the picks.
Mancini is currently at the University of Omaha-Nebraska, putting up 5 assists this season. He is a big, big kid, and this fulfills the Rangers “big kid who doesn’t do much else” quota they have every year.
Barbashev is out of the QMJHL, putting up 15-27-42 in 59 games with the Moncton Wildcats. He was another off the board pick.
General consensus right now is that this duo and Noah Laba are all bad picks. We will naturally dig deeper in the future to see where they stand.