Two New York Rangers prospects were announced to the final roster of a stacked Team Canada today. First round pick, 19th overall, defenseman Braden Schneider. Also added is goaltender, Dylan Garand whom they selected in round 4 at 103 overall.
Braden Schneider looking like a solid future blue-liner
When the Rangers selected a defenseman with that pick, it was a bit puzzling due to the need for centers. However everything coming about the kid has NHL written all over him. Schneider is projected to be a top four defenseman in two to three years. In the cap era, the Rangers need to be able to bring in top level talent at cost control.
The Rangers have tons of prospects coming in that are left handed in Matthew Robertson, K’Andre Miller, and Zac Jones but there’s no guarantees they will all make it. On the right, there isn’t much behind Nils Lundkvist making Schneider even more valuable to the organization.
The Rangers selected goalie Dylan Garand in the 4th round of the 2020 Draft. The18 year-old posted a 28-10-3 record in appeared in 42 games with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL. He also had 2.21 GAA, a .921 SV%, with 4 shutouts.