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.