2020 Draft

What to look for from the Rangers on Day 2 of the NHL Draft

Day 2 of the NHL Draft begins at 11:30AM and the Rangers have the following picks:

  • Round 3: 92nd Overall
  • Round 4: 103rd Overall
  • Round 5: 134th Overall
  • Round 6: 165th Overall
  • Round 7: 196th, 197th, 206th Overall

The Rangers traded the 72nd overall pick as part of the package to move up from 22 to 19 to select Braden Schneider.

They traded their 2nd Round pick to Carolina in exchange for Adam Fox.


5PM is the deadline to qualify RFAs, specifically Ryan Strome.

When asked about Strome and qualifying offers following Round 1, Jeff Gorton said that he would talk about it after Day 2. (NHL Media)

Adam Rotter: The biggest thing about today for the Rangers likely revolves around Ryan Strome and what they do with him. He could be qualified, he could not be qualified or he could be traded. Some think the Rangers could deal him today to a team that has multiple second round picks, but others think that he has very little value since he could be gotten for just cash on Friday. The benefit to a team moving him for a pick is that they can qualify him and know that they have him, rather than letting everyone else in the league bid for him on Friday.

What we know for sure is that with a 5PM deadline, we will have an answer for sure on their plan for Ryan Strome.

Other than that, I think you could see the Rangers move up a couple of times, maybe packaging their 3rd and 4th round picks to move up in the third round and then using their surplus of seventh round picks to maybe move up a few slots for someone they want in either the 5th or 6th round.