Round 1Pick 10: Dylan McIlrath, Defenseman, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) “Big Mag Truck” McIlrath plays a lot like his nickname would indicate. The 6’4” 212 lbs young fellow throws his body around to intimidate smaller players, not afraid to be sent to the box. Sometimes his tough guy mentality gets the best of him, drawing 19 fighting majors during his first 2 seasons of WHL competition, on his way to over 270 penalty minutes. While he is certainly raw and could use some discipline, McIlrath will help the provide big hits and toughness the Rangers squad has been lacking in recent seasons.Round 2Pick 10: Christian Thomas, Right Wing, Oshawa Generals (OHL) Quite simply, Thomas is a scorer. A year after managing only 8 goals, Thomas posted an impressive 41 scores last season for the Gennies, including a franchise record 4 short-handed goals, while netting 44 in shootouts.Round 4Pick 10: Andrew Yogan, Left Wing/Center, Erie Otters (OHL) Coming off an injury shortened season in which he scored 55 points in only 63 games, Yogan’s broken foot may be a blessing for the Rangers who were able to added a talented young player later than he might have otherwise been selected.Round 5Pick 10: Jason Wilson, Left Wing, London Knights (OHL) Wilson brings some size to the wing position, standing 6’2” and weighing in at 205 lbs. In his 1 year with the Knights, Wilson appeared in 52 games, scoring 12 goals and assisting on 5, racking up a total of 17 points.Round 6Pick 7: Jesper Fasth, Right Wing, HV 71 Jr. (Sweden Jr.) The young Swede scored 23 goals combined with 26 assists to tally 49 points in only 37 games. It should be interesting to see how his scoring carries over against tougher competition as he rises from the junior league level.Round 7Pick 10: Randy McNaught, Right Wing, Chillwack Bruins (WHL) The big right winger has uncanny size, at 6’3” 215 lbs., but limited experience, recording only 4 points in 30 games last year for the Bruins.
Posted Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 3:01 pm