Brennan Othmann

The Rangers hang on to their pick and take a LW in back-to-back years.

Many experts expected the New York Rangers to draft Brennan Othmann with their first-round pick and that’s what they did.

They drafted the LW out of Flint of the OHL with the 16th overall pick. The Rangers have been in on Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel and many believed that the Rangers would ship this pick as part of a package deal for the centerman.

That isn’t what happened and the Rangers ended up drafting their second LW in as many years.

Othmann is very fast and physical as well as a great forechecker and strong shot. He’s a great two-way winger and is good in transition.

The Rangers have a lot of depth on the wings and have now added to it by taking Othmann. He’ll need some time before he’s ready, but this is a good pick for New York.

If the Rangers do get Eichel, will Othmann be one of the pieces sent to Buffalo in return?

Leen has written about the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and international soccer. She is currently the primary NHL writer for ESNY. Leen's work has been featured on Bleacher Report and she was formerly a contributor for FanSided's New York Mets blog, Rising Apple. She is a co-host of the Yankees-Mets Express podcast.