2010 NHL Draft Report Card: New York Rangers

June 30th, 2010 by Nicholas Pugliese Leave a reply »

1st Round – Dylan McIlarth, D | Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) | 6’4", 212 lbs. | 4/20/92

I really do like this pick. He is a big, bruising defenseman who I think the Rangers need and have needed for the longest time. He has decent hands for a defenseman, hits like a freight train, throw with the best of them, and protects his teammates. The only downside is that Cam Fowler was still available with this pick, but as you will see with the rest of the picks Fowler wasn’t the type of player the Rangers were going for in this draft.

Grade : B

2nd Round – Christian Thomas, RW | Oshawa Generals (OHL) | 5’9", 165 lbs. | 5/26/92

This is another pick I like. After finally getting a shot at some playing time last year Thomas responded by putting up 41 goals and 65 points in 64 games. He is undersized, but that is not something that bothers me. As a bigger defenseman myself, the thing I hated the most was trying to stop a small, speedy, elusive player like Thomas. Not only does he have a knack for scoring, speed, and being a hard worker; he is also t ...

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