The New York Rangers used their second-round pick (No. 59 overall) in Saturday's 2012 NHL Draft to select center Cristoval Nieves of the Kent School in Connecticut.
Nieves, a 6-foot-2, 192-pound, 18-year old, is committed to the University of Michigan in the fall. He scored seven goals to go with 32 assists for 39 points last season at Kent, and also played 13 games for Indiana of the USHL, notching two goals and eight assists for 10 points.
Nieves was a valuable member of Team USA at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Tournament, tallying three assists in four games.
The Rangers picked defenseman Brady Skjei of Lakeville, MN, in the first round. Skjei is slated to attend the University of Minnesota in the fall.