At USA Today, Kyle Woodlief of Red Line Report has his projections for how he thinks the first round of the NHL Entry Draft will happen on Friday.
At 28, Woodlief thinks the Rangers will select winger Tim Bozon, saying "Call this one a hunch. He seems like the type of speed-and-skills winger with upside that Gordie Clark likes, and the Rangers are certainly on the prowl to find some secondary scoring."
Bozon is ranked 49th by Future Considerations, who say "His vision with the puck is just a notch below elite as he sees the entire ice surface very well. He makes strong, crisp tape-to-tape passes. He finds seams and open ice well with good anticipation. Soft hands and great timing allow him to make the right play with the puck and create offensive chances, not only for himself, but also his linemates?making them better as well. He never gives up on a play and reads what the defense will do before they do it. He goes to the net, and while he is not very strong at this point in his development, he does have a good frame to build that strength upon and a long reach to help protect the puck."