RANGERS MAKE SEVEN SELECTIONS IN 2014 NHL DRAFT
Blueshirts draft two forwards, three defensemen, and two goalies
BY: The New York Rangers
PHILADELPHIA, June 28, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather, along with Director of Player Personnel, Gordie Clark, oversaw the club’s activity in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The team, which held seven picks in the draft, selected two forwards, three defensemen, and two goalies.
The Rangers made all seven of their selections on Saturday, starting with goaltender Brandon Halverson in the second round (59th overall). Halverson appeared in 19 games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this past season, posting a 12-6-1 record, along with a 2.96 GAA, a .904 SV%, and two shutouts as a rookie. The Traverse City, Michigan native recorded a shutout in his OHL debut on October 5 at Belleville, stopping all 32 shots he faced. Halverson also posted a personal four-game winning streak from March 1 vs. Kitchener to March 16 vs. London, registering a 1.75 GAA, a .947 SV%, and one shutout over the span. Continue reading