The Rangers had their biggest win of 2019 on Tuesday night at the NHL Draft lottery.
The Blueshirts, projected to have the sixth pick, jumped all the way to the second overall pick for the NHL Draft, which takes place on June 21 in Vancouver.
The Rangers had a 23.3 percent chance of landing a top-three pick. They have never chosen within the top three picks under the current draft format.
They were beat out for the top pick by Metropolitan Division rival New Jersey Devils, who now have their choice between 18-year-old U.S. standout Jack Hughes and 18-year-old Finnish prospect Kaapo Kakko.
Hughes, a 5-foot-10, 168-pound center for the U.S. National Developmental Team, is widely considered the top pick while Kakko, a 6-foot-2, 194-pound right-winger would most likely go second to the Rangers.