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2009 NHL Draft: New York Rangers draft Chris Kreider, 19th overall

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With the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, the New York Rangers selected left winger Kris Kreider.  Kreider gave his verbal commitment to join Boston College for the 2010-11 season and likely won't make a jump to the NHL anytime soon.  Blueshirt Banter has more.

(USHS - Andover)
GP G A P PIM
2008 - Chris Kreider (Left Wing)
26 33
23
55


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 

One thing is for sure is that Kreider's skating is off-the-charts good.

The Hockey News

A team will have to be patient with him for the next three seasons, as he will have to adjust to a different environment and digest a lot of new information. It will be interesting to see where Kreider plays next season. Any NHL organization will want him to move on to a more competitive league to accelerate his development.  

Shane Malloy
TSN

At 6' 2", 200 pounds, Kreider projects to be a big player who has been compared him to Carolina's Eric Staal. There are some scouts who say his skating is already NHL level. All he needs to do is to play against stiffer competition in order to get better.

Pro Hockey News.com

THE EVIDENCE

No video available, as is the case with most U18 kids.