The New York Rangers made their fourth selection of the 2020 NHL Draft and selected Oliver Tarnstrom out of Sweden with the 92nd overall pick.
The Rangers selected forward Oliver Tarnstrom with the 92nd overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Tarnstrom, 18, skated in 41 games with AIK’s J20 team in SuperElit this past season, registering 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points, along with a plus-eight rating. #NYR— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) October 7, 2020
- NHL Central Scouting: 47 (EU Skaters)
- Future Considerations: 178th
- McKeen’s Hockey: 165th
Our friends over at Silver Seven Sens provided a general scouting report on Tarnstrom, who has been looked at as a sleeper pick.
One of this draft’s bigger sleeper picks, Oliver Tärnström is a zippy forward who seems to be able to think the game at a similar speed. His 34 points in 41 games isn’t exactly standout, but he was the strongest play driver on one of the SuperElit’s weakest teams, elevating play of those around him. He’s also one of the draft’s youngest players as a late August birthday. Tärnström likely wouldn’t have been in this section without his hype. But if there’s any candidate in this piece to have a huge breakout year, it’s Tärnström.