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.
With the 22nd pick #NYR have selected defenseman K’Andre Miller from the U.S. National U18 Team in the United States Development Program.
Welcome to the Blueshirts! ⚪️ ⚪️ #NYRDraft @SAPSports pic.twitter.com/JKDUgr3brK
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 23, 2018
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.