Rangers select LW Brennan Othmann with 16th overall pick in 2021 NHL Draft

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Brennan Othman screengrab
Brennan Othman screengrab

With the 16th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Rangers selected LW Brennan Othmann.

The 18-year-old was born in Ontario, Canada and ranked as the 21st overall prospect by Elite Prospects and was on the roster for Canada's WJC Under-18 team in 2021.

Othmann also skated with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League in 2019-20, recording 33 points in 55 games.

"Excited to get him where we did. We’d kind of narrowed it down to three or four players at that pick, and you’re crossing your fingers as it goes on, and we’re excited he was there," said Rangers GM and president Chris Drury. "I think our scouts described him as a Swiss Army Knife kind of player. Can play both wings, can play up and down the lineup, has some edge to his game, has a big-time shot, understands how to play the 200-foot game, and we’re excited to bring him into the mix."

The Rangers, of course, came away with the first overall pick in the 2020 draft, which they used to select Alexis Lafreniere, who recorded 21 points in 56 games with the Blueshirts during his rookie season.

And Othmann is excited to see what he can add to the Rangers' talented young group of players.

"I’m an offensive player who likes to put the puck in the back of the net, but at the same time I play a physical game and I get under guys’ skin," Othmann said.

"I think I fit in great. [Kaapo] Kakko and Lafrieniere, they’re two studs, two great players. … Those two guys are playmakers and if I find the right spots on the ice, I think they’d feed me and I’d put the puck in the back of the net all the time."