Blue Heaven Posted June 13, 2019 Share Posted June 13, 2019 https://theathletic.com/1023266/2019/06/13/nhl-mock-draft-beat-writers-project-the-2019-first-round/ 20. New York Rangers (from Jets) Raphael Lavoie, RW, Halifax-QMJHL The Rangers, who traded away a big, skilled center in Kevin Hayes to get this pick (and Brendan Lemieux), select a similarly sized Lavoie (almost 6-foot-4, 196 pounds). With Kakko taken earlier in the first round and last year?s first-rounder Vitali Kravtsov set to arrive in the NHL, and very likely an addition (or two) in free agency, the Rangers? forward list has quickly filled up. But having selected six defensemen in the draft in 2018, the Rangers are replenishing up front, and you can never have enough scoring. Lavoie, a right-handed shot, scored 32 goals and 72 points in 62 games for Halifax in the QMJHL this season, and a remarkable 20 goals, 32 points in 23 playoff games. ? Carpinello Pronman: Adding a top scoring talent at No. 20 will be important for the Rangers, who don?t have a ton of high-end skill types in their system right now outside Kakko and Vitali Kravtsov. Lavoie brings skill, speed and goal-scoring ability to the table in a big frame. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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