New York Rangers 2nd Round Selection: Brandon Halverson (G)
Glen Sather and the New York Rangers have selected Brandon Halverson with the 59th pick in the second round.
Cant even explain this feeling. So unbelievably thankful to be selected by the @NYRangers 59th overall. Thanks to everyone that got me here.
— Brandon Halverson (@Halvy31) June 28, 2014
2010-11: Brandon Halverson played for the Victory Honda bantam AAA team in Michigan and was invited to USA Hockey’s Warren Strelow National Goaltending Camp in May 2011.
2011-12: Halverson played for the Little Caesars U16 midget team in Michigan. In 20 games for Little Caesars he was 6-10-2 with 1 shutout and had a 3.09 goals against and .897 save percentage. Halverson was selected by Sault Ste. Marie in the seventh round (127th overall) in the 2012 OHL Priority Draft.
2012-13: Halverson attended OHL camp with the Greyhounds before joining the Oakland Junior Grizzlies U18 team in Troy, Michigan. Splitting the goaltending duties with Michael Tilford, he was 9-9-2 in 21 games and had a 2.88 goals against and .906 save percentage. Halverson started all four playoff games and was 2-1-1 with a 1.46 goals against and .953 save percentage. He participated in USA Hockey’s Select 17 Camp in Rochester.
2013-14: Halverson joined the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds as a backup to 19-year-old Penguins’ prospect Matt Murray in his first OHL season. Halverson was ranked ninth amongst North American goaltenders in Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft.
Our Take: The Rangers are already planning for life after Lundqvist. By the time Halverson is ready, Lundqvist will be 37-38 years old.
Halverson now joins Mackenzie Skapski who was selected in the sixth round in 2013, as the future of the NYR goal.
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