The Rangers selected forward Evan Vierling with the 127th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. #NYR— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) October 7, 2020
This pick was acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for pick No. 196 and pick No. 206 in the 2020 NHL Draft.
#158 traded for #169 & #199 (6/26/10)— HockeyStatMiner (@HockeyStatMiner) October 7, 2020
#161 traded for #188 & #196 (6/24/06)
#185 traded for #205 & #214 (6/24/17)
Vierling was ranked:
- No. 44 by Craig Button
- No. 64 by McKeen’s Hockey
- No. 72 by Future Considerations
- No. 85 by Elite Prospects
- No. 90 by Bob McKenzie
Vierling is a defensively reliable, high-motor, two-way player, and a credible dual-threat scorer in the offensive zone. He’s actually pretty enthusiastic about mucking it up in the most hotly contested parts of the offensive zone. He’s even willing to take the puck there himself if he has to. He’s also a credible shooting threat, even at intermediate range.
Here are some additional thoughts on the Rangers’ newest prospect.
Love this pick. Gambling on skill. Another center in the ranks. https://t.co/CxOa4vLlrU— Adam Herman (@AdamZHerman) October 7, 2020
In Evan Vierling, the Rangers are getting a terrific playmaking center. Competes at both ends of the ice. His skating has improved but it will need to continue to improve in order for him to be more consistent. Also needs to get stronger. Great pick. #nhldraft2020— OHL Prospects (@BrockOtten) October 7, 2020
Stay tuned for more in-depth information on this pick in the days to come.