How many draft picks do the NY Rangers have in 2022 NHL Draft?

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As the NY Rangers prepare for the 2022 NHL Draft, all eyes will be on what general manager Chris Drury does to continue the magic. The Rangers are coming off a successful season that saw them come within a game of making an appearance in the Stanley Cup finals.

This past season showed the hockey world a solid team full of grit, intensity, and a “never give up” attitude that took them on an incredible journey deep into the NHL postseason. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out in the end but needless to say, the Rangers are undoubtedly a team on the rise.

Now that the offseason is upon us, the Rangers now shift their focus to this year’s draft. Due to some previous trades in 2022, the Rangers have six picks to work with at this point in time. Of course, anything can change between now and this year’s draft and even during it but for now, they have decent draft capital that could help push the envelope for the franchise going forward.

The NY Rangers have six selections in the 2022 NHL Draft

The current draft selections the Rangers have are:

Round 2 – No. 63
Round 3 – No. 97
Round 4 – No. 111
Round 5 – No. 159
Round 5 – No. 161
Round 6 – No. 191

The Rangers traded away this year’s first-round draft pick when they acquired center Andrew Copp and a 2022 sixth-round draft pick from the Winnipeg Jets for Morgan Barron, a 2022 conditional second-round pick, a 2022 conditional second-round pick that was updated to first, and a 2023 fifth-round pick.

It’s a shame the Rangers won’t get to pick in the first round as there are many good prospects that could be difference-makers in the future. At any rate, it’s expected that in Round 2 of this year’s draft, Drury will more than likely address the forward situation of the Rangers.

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Depth is always key to making a championship run and if it’s one area of need to address, it’s at forward for the Rangers. Hopefully, Drury gets it right so the Rangers can pick up where they left off from this upcoming season.