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Rangers Take Defenseman Brady Skjei with 28th Overall Pick

Good evening folks. I hope you all enjoyed watching the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

It was an interesting first round to say the least. Seeing Jordan Staal get traded to the Carolina Hurricanes to play alongside his brother Eric, having Malcolm Subban, Montreal Canadiens’ defenseman P.K. Subban’s younger brother, get drafted by the Boston Bruins, see Dallas Stars’ forward Mike Ribeiro go to the Washington Capitals with the Capitals giving up a valuable prospect in Cody Eakin while also having a trade between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Philadelphia Flyers all made it an interesting day for the National Hockey League.

Of course, it was also interesting for the New York Rangers as the team took defenseman Brady Skjei with the 28th overall pick of the draft. Click here to read what the Rangers’ web site says about him.

With the success that the team has had with the likes of Ryan McDonagh and Michael Sauer (before he got hurt), it should not be surprising that the Rangers’ took another American-born defenseman. Central Scouting ranked him at No. 19 and said the following about him:

NOTES: Stay-at-home blueliner is best skater among defensemen in draft but needs to use his big frame better. Plus-10 for gold medalist U.S. team at World Under 18s. Will begin his college career at Minnesota in the fall.

 

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