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Rangers select Kreider in draft's first round

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Chris Kreider, who ruled the prep-school ranks at Andover, was widely considered to be the the strongest skater in the draft.

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New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has selected forward Chris Kreider with the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Kreider, 18, skated in 26 games with Phillips Academy, Andover of the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association (HS-MA), registering 33 goals and 23 assists for 56 points, along with 10 penalty minutes. 

He led Andover in goals (33), assists (23) and points (56).  He also finished sixth among all high school players in point per game average, scoring at a rate of 2.15 points per game.

The 6-2, 205-pounder entered the 2009 NHL Entry Draft as the highest ranked high school player, and 14th overall among North American Skaters, according to the final Central Scouting Rankings.
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