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2019 NHL Draft: New York Rangers Select Karl Henriksson 58th Overall

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The New York Rangers have selected Karl Henriksson with the 58th overall selection in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Vitals

Position: C

Age on Draft Day: 18

Height: 5’9’’

Weight: 166

2018-2019 Stats: 45 Games Played | 13 goals | 36 assist | 49 points

Draft Rankings

NHL Central Scouting: 23rd (European skaters)

Future Considerations: 62nd

ISS Hockey: 62nd

Elite Prospects: 58th

NextGen Hockey: 62nd


Henriksson, a playmaking center, played 45 games with Frölunda HC J20 in the SuperElit league this past season, along with two games with Frölunda in the SHL. Scouts have noted his abilities in all three zones and his puck possession skills.

The only question about his production is how much it was influenced by his frequent linemate in Frölunda, Lucas Raymond, who is projected to be a top pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

With their earlier second round pick (49th overall), the Rangers were able to add size with the selection of defenseman Matthew Roberston. Henriksson, on the other hand, is undersized at 5-foot-9, but is known for his speed and skill.