Rangers Roundup: Alexis Lafreniere on draft, buyout window opens, and more

The NHL made draft prospects available to the media via Zoom yesterday. At the top of the list is projected number one draft pick Alexis Lafreniere. Here are some highlights from his Q&A session.

Alexis Lafreniere on upcoming draft

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Quinton Byfield and Alexis Lafreniere are two big players in this draft (Getty Images)

Lafreniere on the draft and the Rangers holding the #1 pick, “It’s coming pretty soon, and for sure the Rangers are a really big organization, and a really good young team,” he responded. “So we’ll see what happens, but it’s a really exciting team for sure.”

Lafreniere has also said in previous interviews that he’s a fan of Panarin’s game. So when asked about playing with him he answered. “Maybe having the chance to play with him, it would be an honor,” Lafreniere said. “It would be special for me and I would try to learn as much as I can from him.”

Panarin….the enforcer?

Speaking of Artemi Panarin, he posted a video on his Instagram of him training in the ring. Maybe he wants to take on the NHL heavyweights.

NHL Buyout window opens

The first NHL buyout window opens today at 5PM. Henrik Lundqvist tops the list around the league. Here are some other potential trade/buyout candidates. You can read about it in full at The Daily Goal Horn.

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