Despite rising expectations, the Rangers did not splash on Friday night’s 2021 NHL Entry Draft on their 16th overall pick. Instead, they used it to choose Forward Brennan Ottoman.
Red Wings jumped over the Rangers and placed goalkeeper Sebastian Kossa in 15th place by trading picks 23, 48 and 138 to the stars. The Rangers may have been trying to draft Kossa, and Detroit moved to catch a 6-foot-6 goalkeeper.
Strictly foreseen left-winger Ottoman is demonstrating Team Canada’s solid performance at the U18 World Junior Championships. He posted 3 goals and 3 assists in 7 games. This included a second term goal in the championship game with Russia, giving the team a lead that they would never let go.
“I’m an aggressive player who likes to put pucks on the net,” Ottoman said, adding that he was modeled after the flame star Matthew Tkachuk. “But at the same time, I like playing physical games and sneaking into a man’s skin.”
Rangers choose Brennan Ottoman in 16th place overall
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