2013 Draft Review: Rangers Nab 3 Forwards, a Defender and a Goalie

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Adam Tambellini – 65 Overall (Third Round)

New York Rangers 65 overall pick, Adam Tambellini, son of former Oilers GM Steve, and brother of Jeff. Mandatory Credit: Jason Kurylo.

Adam Tambellini, selected as the Rangers first pick of the NHL draft (65 overall) is a 6’3″ center, who put up 66 points for the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. He averaged 2 points per game during the 52 games he played during the BCHL season, and also scored the game winning goal for the team in their championship game, where during the playoffs he averaged a point per game.

He’s currently committed to go to the University of North Dakota next season, but from what experts have said about Tambellini, he’s one that likes to practice and get extra time on the ice, and is a very strong sniper. I expect him to play for the Rangers in a few years, given that he’s ready to make the jump for the college game, and he’ll be a solid second or third line center for the team. Yet, time will tell what can happen, cause its important for a young player like Tambellini to get the all important time growing more into the game.

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