2020 NHL Draft: New York Rangers Select Hugo Ollas 197th Overall
The New York Rangers have selected Hugo Ollas with the 197th pick of the 2020 NHL Draft.
Our final pick of the 2020 Draft is in. 👊 pic.twitter.com/XCu3ALhHo4— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 7, 2020
Ollas is an 18-year-old netminder that is 6’8” and 238 pounds, and played for Linköping HC J20 in Sweden. He was ranked the No. 7 European netminder by NHL Central Scouting and No. 242 by Future Considerations.
Ollas style in net is like a typical modern well-schooled goaltender; he goes down on his knees extremely early and uses his substantial 6’8 frame to stop pucks and to cut off shooting lanes. He never made any unnecessary movements and has a close to robotic way to handle himself.
This is certainly an interesting pick, but as Shayna pointed out, what’s the harm of drafting a Swedish goalie in the 7th round? ;)
The Rangers select goaltender Hugo Ollas with the 197th pick. I remember another Swedish goalie whose name starts with an ‘H’ being drafted in the seventh round.. #NYR— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) October 7, 2020
All kidding aside, the Rangers surely love drafting goaltenders, so it isn’t a surprise they used their final pick of the draft on an interesting player like Ollas.
Stay tuned for more in-depth information on this pick in the days to come.