Rangers and NYC head over heels for Alexis Lafreniere

For the first time in 55 years, the Rangers had the first pick in the NHL Entry Draft. They used it to select a generational talent from Quebec, Alexis Lafreniere. Now the Rangers and this City are head over heels for him.

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NYR select Lafreniere (Getty Images)

Jeff Gorton knew the moment they won the lottery

Rangers General Manager was asked when he knew he’s select Alexis Lafreniere, to which he quipped, “when the ball came out of the machine.

Alexis Lafreniere is also very excited to a member of the New York Rangers and shot out a special message to fans.

Lafreniere Love takes over NYC

From lighting up the Empire State Building in Rangers colors to taking over Times Square. It was all about Laffy!

Lafreniere excited to throw on a Rangers jersey

“I think just throwing on a Rangers jersey, it’s pretty amazing,” the Rangers first number one pick since 1965 said. “Growing up, you dream of being drafted in the NHL, and just being able to have an NHL jersey, and especially the New York jersey, it’s unreal for me.”

To relive the moment the Rangers selected Alexis and more click here.

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Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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