The Blue Shirts have been busy, signing two recent draft picks in the last three days.

On Wednesday, the New York Rangers announced the club has signed forward prospects Karl Henriksson to an entry-level contract.

Henriksson, 20, was selected by the Rangers in the second round (No. 58 overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He is a left-handed shooting center who is listed at 5-9 and 179 pounds.

Henriksson played with Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) this season. In 44 games, he recorded goal and six assists. He is considered a strong center in all three zones and is a gifted passer.

Monday the Rangers announced the team signed forward Will Cuylle to an entry-level deal as well. Cuylle, 19, was selected by the Rangers in the second round (No. 60 overall) of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.


Cuylle, a left-handed shooting winger, is listed at 6-2 and 203 pounds. He was considered one of the best pure scorers in the 2020 NHL Draft class after scoring 22 goals in 62 games for Windsor (OHL) during the 2019-20 season.

In 13 games with Hartford in the AHL this season, Cuylle has two goals and three assists.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.