The Rangers have selected Swedish defenseman Rasmus Larsson at 152.
He was ranked as the 84th European skater by Central Scouting in the mid-term rankings and moved up to 63 in the final rankings.
He is a left shot, 6-3, 200lb defenseman and is slated to play at Northern Michigan.
Larsson had 16 goals and 18 assists in 50 games in the Swedish junior league.
At 178 the Rangers chose forward Dylan Roobroeck.
He had 15 goals and 38 assists in 68 games for Oshaawa. He also had three fights this past season.
He’s listed at 6-7, 204. He was not ranked by Central Scouting.
At 183 the Rangers chose Ty Henricks.
He is 6-4, 205 and was ranked 131 by McKeen’s. They also ranked him third on the list of best body checker/most physical.
He was ranked 102 by Central Scouting for North American skaters.
- Henricks is a massive winger who showed great improvement over the course of the USHL season, split between Fargo and Muskegon.
- With big, sweeping strides, he covers ground quickly in puck pursuit and is relentless physically. He threw some of the biggest hits in the USHL this season; Henricks is just a really powerful young man.
- With his length and tenaciousness, he has the potential to develop into a really good defensive forward.
The question is, what is the offensive upside here? As mentioned, Henricks’ confidence as an offensive contributor grew substantially later in the season as we saw him become a force on net drives and a near immovable object in the slot.
- Improving his release and his ability to handle passes cleanly are clear next steps for him if he wants to take his offensive game to the next level, but there is offensive upside here as he matures physically and fills out his frame.
- Henricks has a commitment to Western Michigan, but likely returns to Muskegon again next year to continue to build confidence before jumping to the NCAA level. He is a long-term project, but his power forward upside makes him very intriguing.