July 19, 2024

BREAKING: Rangers has officially averted total medical Blow” after Ej Emery was confirmed in there new draft” despite…

With their first-round selection of EJ Emery at No. 30 overall in this year’s NHL Entry Draft, the New York Rangers added an intriguing defender prospect to their roster. Emery, a defenseman who is eighteen years old, has good skating ability and plays the game with accuracy.

Emery’s value considerably outweighed his initial positioning, and many saw this pick as a draft day steal. But there’s apparently a worrying reason why so many clubs passed on Emery during the selection, which ultimately led to the Rangers selecting him late in the first round.

It was a surprise to see EJ Emery on the board with the No. 30 pick

People quickly referred to the Rangers’ selection of Emery with the No. 30 overall choice as a draft-day steal. Numerous teams had Emery ranked in the teens on their draft boards, according to Elite Prospects.

Emery is a 6-foot-3, 185-pound defenseman from British Columbia, Canada. He has been a member of the US17 and US18 National Teams for the past couple of years and totaled six points in seven games for the US during the World Cup Juniors last year.

When speaking to the media following the draft, Emery shared his excitement for being drafted by the Rangers and compared his playing style to one of the team’s top defensemen:

“I would say I’m really good at being a lockdown guy, someone who can shut down plays, get the puck up the ice and make plays,” Emery said via NHL.com. “I model my game after K’Andre Miller, so I’m not complaining about wearing this jersey.”

K’Andre Miller is a fan-favorite Rangers player and one of the team’s best defensemen. If Emery can develop into a similar player, he will have a successful career on Broadway.

With so much excitement surrounding Emery as a prospect, it’s hard to conceptualize why he was on the board with the No. 30 overall pick. However, a report from Elite Prospects shed some light on the factor that caused Emery to fall in the draft.

Emery reportedly fell to the Rangers due to a medical issue discovered at the combine

Sean Shapiro and Cam Robinson of Elite Prospects claim that Emery’s medical condition, which was discovered during the NHL Draft Combine, caused him to fall in the draft: Shapiro and Robinson stated that teams that had EJ Emery higher on their rankings passed on the defense after finding out about a medical condition at the Buffalo the combine.

Despite the medical issue scaring away some teams, the value for the Rangers was too good to pass up. Selecting Emery with the No. 30 overall pick was an opportunity that could not be turned down. His talent far surpasses the position in which the Blueshirts drafted him. As long as he stays healthy, Emery should develop into a top player for the Rangers in the near future.

 

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