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Rangers prospect Brennan Othmann skates for Canada
EDMONTON, AB – AUGUST 19: Brennan Othmann #15 of Canada steps on the ice prior to the game against Czechia in the IIHF World Junior Championship on August 19, 2022 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Photo by Andy Devlin/ Getty Images) /

Brennan Othmann

You know I have to make you wait to talk about Brennan Othmann. With the Peterborough Petes forward being the cream of the crop in the New York Rangers prospect pool, it is only fitting that we save the best for last. Othmann is by far the most exciting prospect the Rangers have because he is the most likely to become one of the top performers for the Blueshirts in the long run.

Othmann was recently traded from the Flint Firebirds to the Peterborough Petes in the OHL because he wanted to win. Peterborough is in a much more promising position than Flint was at the time of the trade with the Petes looking like they could become a truly unstoppable force. Since moving teams, Othmann has put up just 2 goals in his 10 games, but with 9 helpers, he’s got 11 points for the Petes.

With the Scarborough native still on pace for 83 points in this OHL season including 31 goals in just 62 games, he’s scoring incredibly well but that isn’t the only string to the bow that makes Othmann such a promising young talent. He’s incredibly competitive and is also unwavering in his determination to be part of scraps and battles despite being just 6’0, 175 lbs. His tenacity outweighs his self-preservation.

I cannot tell you how good Othmann is with words so please do yourself justice by watching Team Canada whenever you can because he will not disappoint. Othmann has the potential to be a special player in New York. He’s got the build of a slippery skilled forward, the determination of a grinder, the shot of a sniper, and passing that could rival anyone in the league. He’s got all the tools to be a special kid.

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