The New York Rangers and Calgary Flames completed the first draft day trade as the Blueshirts traded 22nd and 72nd overall to Calgary for the 19th overall pick.
TRADE pic.twitter.com/pJxOzZEsDP— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 7, 2020
With the 19th overall pick the Rangers selected defender Braden Schneider from the Brandon Wheat Kings out of the WHL.
I'm mystified by the Rangers trading up for Braden Schneider. It's not a bad pick, in a vacuum, in this spot.— J.D. Burke (@JDylanBurke) October 7, 2020
It's a very safe pick. Schneider is going to play. He's big, physical, plays with an edge, great in the defensive zone. Projects as a No. 4/5 in the NHL.
Braden Schneider @NYRangers— Meghan Chayka (@MeghanChayka) October 7, 2020
Comp Players: Brandon Carlo, Colton Parayko
•Puts Pressure on Opponents, Closes Gap, Limits Time, and Space to Make Plays
•Consistently in Good Position Defending, Defends the Middle of the Ice
•Looks to Push the Puck to Forwards
Schneider is a 6’2, 209lb right handed defenseman and he put up 42 points in 60 games with the Wheat Kings. The Rangers next pick is 92nd overall.