The Rangers are slated to have the following picks during the second day:
- Round 3: 65 (from Buffalo for Jimmy Vesey), 80
- Round 4: 104 (from LA for Brendan Lemieux, 106 (from Ottawa for Vlad Namestnikov), 112
- Round 5: 144
- Round 6: 176
- Round 7: 208
The Rangers traded their second-round pick to Detroit so that the Red Wings would take all of Marc Staal’s contract.
Tony DeAngelo’s buyout will become official today.
Alex Georgiev and Ryan Strome could be traded today.
Jack Eichel remains a potential option for the Rangers.
Adam Rotter: The Rangers have a number of picks today and could go down a few different roads. They could try and package a bunch of them to move up once or twice, trade out of a few of them for future picks, or just stay put and continue to add prospects. But the big thing about today isn’t really about the draft, it’s about what other moves they might make. The Rangers don’t have to make any other moves, but there is an expectation from some around the league that more changes are coming between now and when free agency opens on Wednesday.
While the Jack Eichel saga wasn’t resolved, yesterday saw many other big moves with Seth Jones heading to Chicago and Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland going to Vancouver. Buffalo did clear one of their big three early, in sending Rasmus Ristolainen to the Flyers, and reportedly will move Sam Reinhart to Florida today. Eichel has been the only one of that group to be connected to the Rangers, but those trades show that teams are finding ways to move out unhappy players.