NY Rangers 2022 Draft Recap
The 2022 NHL Draft has come and gone, and it was a much better experience than the last two years that were held remotely. The Rangers went into the draft with 6 picks, acquiring 2 yesterday in the Alex Georgiev trade. Here’s a quick NY Rangers 2022 Draft recap of the six picks they made:
- 2nd round, #63 overall
- Adam Sykora, LW, Nitra – Slovakia. A skilled winger with good skating and a tenacious work effort.
- 3rd round, #97 overall
- Bryce McConnell-Barker, C, Soo Greyhounds (OHL). A project pick, but very skilled center with high upside.
- 4th round, #111 overall
- Noah Laba, C, Lincoln Stars (USHL). Off the board pick. An overager attending Colgate University next Fall.
- 5th round, #159 overall
- Victor Mancini, D, University of Omaha-Nebraska. Big guy who does nothing else quota filled.
- 5th round, #161 overall
- Maxim Barbashev, LW, Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL). Off the board pick, another overager.
- 6th round: #191 overall
- Zakary Karpa, Harvard University. Another off the board pick and already 20 years old.
The general consensus is that the Rangers nailed the first two picks, but really whiffed on the last four picks. It’s almost impossible to know what you’re getting in the later rounds, but the idea is to find a gem and pick the high upside players, hoping one pans out. The Rangers did not do that this year.
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