With a new coach on board, the next order of business this offseason will be the NHL Draft, coming up on June 30th. The Rangers don’t have first or second round choices thanks to trades for Rick Nash and Ryane Clowe, but they do have three third round picks. The good news is that the 2013 draft is considered extremely deep, but by the third round there won’t be any sure things. Here’s a look at three guys that could interest the Rangers, but are definitely high-risk, high reward players.
Position: D Height: 5-8 Weight: 170
Subban is a guy most NHL fans will be watching closely come June 30th thanks to his bloodline. Older brother P.K. was just awarded the Norris Trophy and Jordan’s other sibling, Malcolm, was selected 24th overall a year ago. Jordan has similar talent to his brothers, but the big concern is his size. There just aren’t a ton of 5-8 defenders in the NHL and though there are occasional exceptions to the rule – 5-9 Torey Krug has been a breakout star during the playoffs – generally it’s even more difficult for undersized defensemen to make it to the NHL than it is for undersized forwards. Read more »