How the elimination of the Islanders helps the Rangers

With Carolina’s sweep of the Islanders in the second round of the playoffs the Hurricanes’ first round pick in 2019 drops to a spot between 28-31.

Because of that the Winnipeg Jets first round pick that the Rangers own in 2019 can be no lower than 20th overall.

Carolina and Winnipeg finished the season tied with 99 points but Winnipeg held the tie-breaker, and lower pick, with 45 ROW.


The Winnipeg pick that the Rangers own can still move up if Columbus defeats Boston and/or Colorado defeats San Jose.

If Dallas defeats St. Louis the Rangers would own Dallas’ first round pick in 2019, which would be between 28-31 depending on where Dallas finishes in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.