The New York Rangers have selected goaltender Talyn Boyko in the fourth round at 112th overall. Boyko is the Rangers’ third pick of the fourth round, following forwards Brody Lamb at 104 and Kalle Väisänen at 106. NHL Central Scouting had him ranked 12th among North American goaltenders. He was the eighth goaltender taken in the draft and the second goaltender taken in the fourth round — the New Jersey Devils selected Jakub Málek at 100th overall.
Boyko is a massive 6-foot-8 goaltender who played for the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. He posted a .901 Sv% and a record of 7-7-0 in the 2020-21 season and has a career .888 Sv% in the WHL through 2,487 minutes of play and 48 appearances.
There was some scuttlebutt about the Rangers looking to draft a goalie early in the draft this year, but that didn’t come to fruition. Clearly, Boyko’s WHL stats are more than a little underwhelming but he’s a unique player to develop because of his physical frame. It will be very interesting to see what happens with him over the next few seasons.