Before I post it, I want to tell you Boneheads that you rock. More than 500 comments during the first round.
Here is the official release from the NYR:
RANGERS SELECT CHRIS KREIDER IN 2009 NHL DRAFT
Phillips Academy Andover Forward Chosen 19th Overall
New York, June 26, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has selected forward Chris Kreider with the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Kreider, 18, skated in 26 games with Phillips Academy, Andover of the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association (HS-MA), registering 33 goals and 23 assists for 56 points, along with 10 penalty minutes. He led Andover in goals (33), assists (23) and points (56). He also finished sixth among all high school players in point per game average, scoring at a rate of 2.15 points per game. The 6-2, 205-pounder entered the 2009 NHL Entry Draft as the highest ranked high school player, and 14th overall among North American Skaters, according to the final Central Scouting Rankings.
Update from Jane: Got off the phone with Kreider and want to clear up some bios, which say he is Boston College-bound in 2010. He’s moved it up to this fall after getting advice from a lot of people saying that he should play at a higher level sooner.
It was a long crazy day, but Kreider said he’s excited to come to New York.
“I’m just on cloud nine,” Kreider said. “I’ve been told it’s the greatest city in the world. I’ve never been there but I’m looking forward to it. I have a lot of friends who are Rangers fans.”
TRADES COMPLETED AT 2009 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
MONTREAL (June 26, 2009)— Following is a list of trades completed during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at Bell Centre:
Anaheim traded D Chris Pronger and C Ryan Dingle to Philadelphia for RW Joffrey Lupul, D Luca Sbisa, Philadelphiaâ€™s 1st-round pick in the 2009 Entry Draft (pick #21), 1st-round pick in 2010 and a conditional pick in the 2010 or 2011 Entry Draft.
Minnesota traded pick #12 in the 2009 Entry Draft to NY Islanders for picks #16, #77 and #182 in 2009.
Columbus traded picks #16 and #77 in the 2009 Entry Draft to NY Islanders for picks #26, #37, #62 and #92 in 2009.
Calgary traded pick #20 in the 2009 Entry Draft to New Jersey for picks #23 and #84 in 2009.
Anaheim traded pick #21 in the 2009 Entry Draft to Columbus for picks #26 and #37 in 2009.
Detroit traded pick #29 in the 2009 Entry Draft to Tampa Bay for picks #32 and #75 in 2009.