2021 Rangers Offseason

The Rangers 5th and 7th round picks

At 144, the Rangers selected Jaroslav Chmelar a RW from the Czech Republic.

He is 6-4, 198, and played last season in the Finnish Junior league.

He was ranked 100th on Central Scouting’s list of European players.

Chmelar had 5 goals and 8 assists in 13 games.

He had 1 goal and 1 assist in five games for the Czech Republic at the U18s.

From the Rangers, “Chmelar, 18, skated in 15 games with Jokerit’s U18 team in U18 SM-sarja in Finland this past season, registering five goals and eight assists for 13 points, along with eight penalty minutes. The 6-4, 198-pounder joined Jokerit’s organization for the 2020-21 season after playing with Kiekko-Vantaa’s organization in Finland during the 2019-20 season. Chmelar tallied 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 42 games with Kiekko-Vantaa’s U18 team in 2019-20. Internationally, the Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czech Republic native recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and a plus-three rating in five games while representing his country at the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship.”

At 208, the Rangers chose defenseman American Hank Kempf.

2021 Rangers Offseason Jayden Grubbe

Rangers select Jayden Grubbe at #65

The Rangers have selected center Jayden Grubbe at #65.

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What to expect from the Rangers on Day 2 of the Draft

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
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Rangers select Brennan Othmann 16th overall

With the 16th pick, the Rangers selected LW Brennan Othmann of Flint of the OHL.

He is 6-0, 175 and The Hockey News says that his best case is Gabriel Landeskog. TSN also mentioned Landeskog as a comparable.

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The options the Rangers have with their pick tonight

2PM: Frank Seravalli tweets that Georgiev requested a trade “a while back.” He also ssays that Georgiev “wasn’t exactly known as a favorite teammate” witih the Rangers. (Daily Faceoff)

10:50 AM: Larry Brooks tweets that Buffalo’s “demands” for Eichel remain “fantastical.”

Brooks adds that the offers for the Rangers pick tonight have been “few and hardly enticing.”

9 AM: The Rangers have the 16th pick, though the 15th player selected, in tonight’s first round of the NHL Draft.

The Rangers hold two picks in the third round tomorrow, three in the fourth round and one each in the fifth, sixth and seventh.

Tony DeAngelo will be placed on unconditional waivers at 12PM today to begin his buyout process. (LeBrun)

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The 2021-22 New York Rangers schedule

The NHL has announced the 2021-22 schedule for the Rangers.

The Rangers will open in Washington on October 13th and the home opener will be October 14th against Dallas.

From the Rangers:

  • “The Rangers return to the Metropolitan Division and Eastern Conference for the 2021-22 season.
  • The Blueshirts will play their first all-time game against the Seattle Kraken on Sunday, Oct. 31 at Seattle. In addition, New York will host Seattle for the first time on Sunday, Jan. 30 at MSG.
  • The Blueshirts will play nine of their first 12 games this season, as well as 14 of their first 21 games this season, on the road.
  • The Rangers will conclude the season with 10 of their final 14 games at MSG (and with their four road games during the stretch at New Jersey, Philadelphia, NY Islanders, and Boston).”

The Rangers will play the Hurricanes, Devils, Islanders, Pittsburgh and Flyers four times and three games against Washington and Columbus.