The New York Rangers had two selections in later rounds of the 2012 NHL Draft, selecting defenseman Calle Andersson in the fourth round with pick No. 119 and right wing Thomas Spelling in the fifth round at pick No. 142.
The 6-foot-2 Andersson seems like a solid selection for the Rangers, who played with Farjestad in the Swedish Junior League. Here is what the guys at Blueshirt Banter had to say of the selection:
Andersson is a big, puck handling D-Man who can run an offense from the blue line while not being the greatest in his own end Calle can handle his own when it comes to the defensive side of the puck.
The Rangers traded with the Nashville Predators to get back into the draft, with the Rangers trading their 5th round draft pick in 2013 for the Predators 5th round pick selection. They chose the 6-foot-1 Spelling, who scored 21 goals and 16 assists in 33 games for Herning in Denmark.
The full New York Rangers draft selection:
- 1st Round, Pick No. 28: Brady Skjei, 6'2", D, USHL
- 2nd Round, Pick No. 59: Cristoval Nieves, 6'2", C, Kent School
- 4th Round, Pick No. 119: Calle Andersson, 6'2", D, Farjestad/Sweden
- 5th Round, Pick No. 142: Thomas Spelling, 6'1", RW, Herning/Denmark