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Rangers' 2009 Entry Draft Picks at a Glance

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Here is a look at the players taken by the Rangers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Players are listed by the round in which they were drafted:


PLAYERS DRAFTED BY RANGERS
RANKINGS

1. Chris Kreider -- Pick No. 19 Overall
Left Wing (Phillips Andover, Mass. Prep School)
Height: 6-2 - Weight: 205 - Shot: Left - Born: 4/30/91
2008-09: 26 games; 33 goals; 23 assists; 56 points; 10 PIM
NOTES: Top-ranked high-schooler will enter Boston College in the fall. An amazing skater who dominated his prep foes.
Hometown: Boxford, Mass. (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 14
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
24 24 27

2. Ethan Werek -- Pick No. 47 Overall
Center (Kingston Frontenacs, OHL)
Height: 6-1 - Weight: 199 - Shot: Left - Born: 6/7/91
2008-09: 66 games; 32 goals; 32 assists; 64 points; 83 PIM
NOTES: Skillful scorer who had 49 points in final 43 games after Doug Gilmour became coach. Needs work on skating.
Hometown: Markham, Ontario (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 32
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
34 26 46

3. Ryan Bourque -- Pick No. 80 Overall
Center (U.S. NTDP)   VIDEO: Highlights | Profile
Height: 5-9 - Weight: 175 - Shot: Left - Born: 1/3/91
2008-09: 48 games; 20 goals; 26 assists; 46 points; 42 PIM
NOTES: Son of Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque will get chance to hone his offensive skills in QMJHL next season.
Hometown: Boxford, Mass. (American)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 49
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
71 95 102

5. Roman Horak -- Pick No. 127 Overall
Center (Ceske Budejovice Mountfield Jr., Czech)
Height: 6-0 - Weight: 189 - Shot: Left - Born: 5/21/91
2008-09: 31 games; 16 goals; 17 assists; 33 points; 14 PIM
NOTES: Relatively small, but plays with a great deal of heart. Scored 2 goals in six games at the World Under-18 tourney.
Hometown: Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic (Czech)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 30
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
83 170 121

5. Scott Stajcer -- Pick No. 140 Overall
Goaltender (Owen Sound, OHL)   VIDEO: Profile
Height: 6-3 - Weight: 195 - Catch: Left - Born: 6/14/91
2008-09: 35 games; 3.57 GAA; 0 shutouts; .906 save pct.
NOTES: Hard-worker is mentally tough, plays angles well. Showed impressive progresss throughout 2008-09 season.
Hometown: Cambridge, Ontario (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 5
(North American goalies)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
-- 5G 115

6. Daniel Maggio -- No. 170 Overall Pick
Defense (Sudbury Wolves, OHL)
Height: 6-3 - Weight: 205 - Shot: Right - Born: 3/4/91
2008-09: 44 games; 2 goals; 14 assists; 16 points; 60 PIM
NOTES: Big defenseman missed 25 games with knee injury but made full recovery and has strong upside for NHL level.
Hometown: Lasalle, Ontario (Canadian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 189
(North American skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
-- 187 249

7. Mikhail Pashnin -- No. 200 Overall Pick
Defense (Chelyabinsk Mechel, Russia)
Height: 5-11 - Weight: 187 - Shot: Left - Born: 5/11/89
2008-09: 36 games; 4 goals; 12 assists; 16 points; 32 PIM
NOTES: Passed over in two previous drafts, he blossomed as a 19-year-old. He was also KHL's No. 1 overall draft pick.
Hometown: Chelyabinsk, Russia (Russian)
CENTRAL SCOUTING Ranked No. 130
(European skaters)
OTHER RANKINGS
THN ISS RLR
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NOTES: The Rangers traded a fifth-round pick, No. 151 overall, to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for goaltender Chad Johnson, a 2006 fourth-round pick who recently completed his college career at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and was a Hobey Baker Award nominee. The No. 151 overall pick in the fifth round had originally belonged to the Penguins but had come to the Rangers through Toronto as part of last year's Ryan Hollweg trade.
 
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