Despite high expectations, Rangers failed to resonate with their 16th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Input Draft on Friday night. Instead, they used it to pick striker Brennan Othmann.
The Red Wings overtook Rangers to take 15th-place goalkeeper Sebastian Cossa by trading 23, 48 and 138 options to the Stars. It’s possible Rangers were looking to draft Cossa and Detroit made the move to grab the 6-foot-6 netminder.
Othmann, an unpredictable left winger, is putting on a solid performance for Team Canada at the Under-18 World Youth Championship. He scored three goals and provided three assists in seven games, including his second goal in the title game against Russia to give his side the lead they never gave up. .
“I am an attacking player who loves to put the ball in the net,” said Othmann, adding that he modeled his game after Flames star Matthew Tkachuk. “But at the same time, I play a physical game and I love being under the boys’ skin.”
https://nypost.com/2021/07/23/nhl-draft-rangers-pick-brennan-othmann-at-no-16-overall/ | Rangers pick Brennan Othmann at No. 16 overall