Jess Rubenstein of The Prospect Park was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to give us his thoughts on how the New York Rangers did at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
PH: With their first pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Blueshirts took defenseman Brady Skjei. Tell us what you know about him and if you think this was a good pick or not?
JR: Good skater and is a product of the USNTP program. He has a very good ability to read the ice. I disagree with the Rangers about his offense as he needs a lot of work there. His defensive skills are very good and he is not afraid to use his body to make plays.
Skjei is heading to Minnesota, which is one of the top NCAA programs in the U.S. (They were WCHA regular season champs)
Skjei reminds me of Ryan McDonagh when he first entered Wisconsin, but I see this as a three to four year development time player.
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