Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/20/14

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 31: Jeff Tambellini #15 of the New York Islanders celebrates his third goal of the game against the Buffalo Sabres with his teammates on October 31, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Isles defeated the Sabres 5-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Last night was a different one for the New York Rangers. You have to go back to 2002 to find the last time the team did not hold a first round pick, but never, since the NHL Entry Draft came into existence, have the Rangers been without both a first and a second round pick. Nonetheless, Rangers Director of Player Personnel Gordie Clark has proven time and time again that NHL players can be found beyond the first couple of rounds. Clark was afforded a nice consolation prize in three third round picks to work with. The Rangers opted to take three forwards with those picks.       65th Overall: Adam Tambellini, Center, Surrey Eagles [BCHL] The Rangers went with the brother of former NHLer Jeff Tambellini and father of former NHLer and Oilers GM Steve Tambellini with their first pick. Like his brother, Adam has a very good shot. That's pretty much where the similarities end. Jeff (now playing in Europe) is a small, shifty player whereas Adam is big and not afraid to...
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