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.

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.

Per Elite Prospects:

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? ;)

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.