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

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Ryan Graves – 110 Overall (Fourth Round)

Ryan Graves (above in white) drafted 110 overall by the New York Rangers. Mandatory Credit: Brian McInnis

The Rangers needed to add a defenseman, and they did in Ryan Graves. Graves is noted at being a big force on the defensive end, liking to stay down at that end, and has effectively started to play a solid game on the defensive side of the end. He can deliver smart bone crushing hits putting the opponent off the puck, and is known to drop the gloves as well.

While its never a bad thing for a team to have too much defense, its a telling sign that with them drafting another stay at home defenseman what they think of the current development of Dylan McIlrath. Many felt that he would be ready to crack the big roster by the start of this season, and with many setbacks in his development, many feel with the drafting of Graves this could be the beginning of the end for McIlrath in the Rangers organization.

Or maybe not, because like I said before its never a bad thing to have too many defenseman.

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