There were no surprises when the New York Rangers made their pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft.
Alexis Lafrenière was drafted No. 1 overall by the Rangers on Tuesday night. This long was expected even before New York won the NHL Draft Lottery in August.
The physical 18-year-old is not afraid to get in front of the net, and he certainly could provide a boost to the Rangers, who finished with 79 points in the 2019-20 season.
Lafrenière is the first Quebec-born player drafted No. 1 overall since Marc-André Fleury was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2003.