Report: Rangers complete the signing of a new forward in a blockbuster trade

Rangers sign Dylan Roobroeck to an entry-level contract.
With the “calm before the storm” days before the Rangers face off against the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference Finals, Chris Drury has gotten a jump start on his summer to-do list by signing one of their prospects to an entry-level contract.

Roobroeck was a sixth-round pick for the Rangers in last year’s entry draft and is coming off a strong season with the Oshawa Generals in the OHL. Roobroeck averaged more over a point per game in 68 games with the Generals, with 72 points this season. (26 goals; 46 assists) That’s 19 more points than he had with them the previous season, and it nearly doubles his goal total. Roobroeck was a standout for Oshawa in the OHL playoffs, leading the team with 11 goals and 15 assists in 21 games.

Given his height of 6’7″ and weight of 204 pounds, the teenage forward should have no trouble standing out. Keeping that in mind, I’ll state what everyone is probably thinking… “Man, imagine a line of Roobroeck – Edström – Rempe?” As a sixth-round pick, expectations are low, but given his previous seasons in the OHL, Roobroeck will undoubtedly

be a fascinating name to watch for the Rangers in the future. He turns 20 this summer, so he has a solid chance of starting for the Hartford Wolf Pack next season.





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