With the 7th overall pick, the Rangers selected Lias Andersson from HV71 in Sweden.
He is 5-11, 210 and Craig Button said "he can play LW, RW, C, he can play up the lineup or throughout the lineup, he can PK, he can play on the PP, he reminds me of a lot in style and temperament of Chris Kunitz. Lias Andersson is really smart and he is a big time competitor who is weighty and doesn't get pushed out of the important areas."
Button added, "NYR assistant GM Chris Drury was that player. Whatever you needed, he was going to give you and at a high level of competitiveness. Lias Andersson has some similarities to Chris Drury."