Rangers pick Karl Henriksson with pick 58
Rangers takes center Karl Henricksson at 58. He is 5’9″. 174 LBS and a lefty shot.
Henriksson’s size and lack of explosive skating will always be seen as limiting factors. However, they are not fatal flaws in 2019, as they have been in previous years. He is a smart player and a hard worker. As such he could develop into an effective NHL player, capable of centring a second or third line in the right situation. He is likely a couple of years away as he continues to work on his game. In terms of comparison, Henriksson’s game is reminiscent of Kevin Labanc, but this is a stylistic comparison only and not one based on skill or ability.Last Word on Hockey