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Chris Drury at the draft
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Rangers organization looking towards 2024 Entry draft

Published March 25, 2024 at 4:57 PM
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The Rangers are remaining dialed in for the last dozen games of the season as the team is preparing themselves for their playoff run. Meanwhile, Rangers management are beginning their preparations for the 2024 entry draft which will be held in Las Vegas on June 28th at the Sphere.

As most fans would concentrate on the playoffs, it was important to note that the Rangers kept their first-round pick in this year's draft as the team continues to bolster their young talent which includes Gabe Perreault, Brennan Othmann and Brett Berard to name a few.


There will be many names linked to the Rangers on who they will select with their first-round pick and there is a wide range of players available to them.


Firstly, there is Henry Mews. Muse who is a right shot defenseman stands at six feet 181 lbs and plays for the Ottawa 67's. He possesses a more offensive based approach to his game and seems to have a great stride and confidence in how he conducts his business. Over the course of this season, he has scored fifteen goals with 45 assists in 64 games. A player of this caliber would certainly benefit the Rangers as you can never have too many defensemen.



Another player of interest comes from the Barrie Colts of the OHL whose name is Cole Beaudoin. According to eliteprospects.com, the 17-year-old has had a great season in terms of offensive output as he has played 67 games, scored 28 goals with 34 assists for 62 points and has 27 penalty minutes. The playmaking centre has a large frame at six foot 2 and 209 lbs and possesses the ability to control the puck and protect it.


Finally, Charlie Elick who comes from the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL is a big right-handed shot defenseman. Standing at six foot three 194 lbs the 17-year-old tends to throw his body and give his opponents all kinds of trouble physically.

This large presence would give the Rangers more snarl and an edge as opponents try to come into their end. He would be a great shutdown defenseman. While playing for the Wheat Kings this year, he has played 65 games, scored four goals with 22 assists for 26 points and has 71 penalty minutes.

General manager Chris Drury along with all his scouting staff will be busy over the coming weeks. Both watching their team in the playoffs and preparing themselves for the draft.
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Rangers organization looking towards 2024 Entry draft

Which position will the Rangers draft at the 2024 Entry Draft.

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