Rangers Roundup: Lundqvist buyout was known for over a week, draft order, and more

“And now, the end is near. And so I face, the final curtain.” As the immortal Frank Sinatra’s voice plays “My Way” in my head while thinking of Henrik Lundqvist. What a player, what a run.

Henrik Lundqvist buyout was in motion for over a week

While we all understand a buyout was the most likely outcome, a reliable source told me this was in the works for over a week. The most likely and obvious reason to wait was to let the playoffs finish.

The same source also gave me further information that there were no trades on the table. So I must correct my own reporting when I said there was at least one team interested.

We will have a lot more coverage today.

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Lundqvist time with Rangers up (Bruce Bennett – Getty Images)

Rangers final draft order released

The NHL draft has been finalized and the Blueshirts have 10 picks in this draft. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Round One: 1, 22
  • Round Two: no pick
  • Round Three: 72, 92
  • Round Four: 103
  • Round Five: 134
  • Round Six: 165
  • Round Seven: 196, 197, and 206

Hunter Skinner gets U.S Invite

Defenseman, Hunter Skinner will join the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team. We spoke to the 2019 Draft Pick in June and here’s what he told us about his experience in prospect camp.

Skating with a lot of highly skilled guys was great because it showed me what it takes to get to that level I want to reach eventually”, Skinner continued. Two players he stays in touch with are Matthew Robertson, who was drafted the same day as Skinner, and Jake Elmer, who joined the Rangers organization as an undrafted free agent last year.

Today’s NHL Headlines are focused on Lundqvist.