NHL Draft 2018: Rangers trade up to No. 22, take defenseman K'Andre Miller

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The New York Rangers took Vitali Kravtsov out of Russia with the No. 9 pick, then they traded up to take K'Andre Miller at No. 22.

NHL Draft 2018: Rangers trade up to No. 22, take defenseman K'Andre Miller

The New York Rangers took Vitali Kravtsov out of Russia with the No. 9 pick, then they traded up to take K'Andre Miller at No. 22.

The Rangers are the first team to make a trade during in the 2018 NHL Draft.

(The Avalanche and Capitals made a trade before the draft Friday afternoon)

New York traded the No. 26 and No. 48 picks to the Senators to move up to No. 22 and take K'Andre Miller, a defenseman out of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

After finishing the 2017-18 season 34-39-9, the Rangers have to make some changes and they hope Miller can be a big part of that.

Miller is committed to the University of Wisconsin. He had seven goals and 17 assists in 50 games for the UHNTD in the 2017-18 season.

New York also took Vitali Kravtsov out of Russia with the No. 9 overall pick.

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