With the 65th pick in the NHL draft, the Rangers select Adam Tambellini.
Tambellini was ranked 83rd by The Hockey News. They say that he can “dominate offensively” and he is heading to North Dakota.
Tambellini is 6-2 and 177lbs and played last season in the BCHL for Vernon and Surrey.
He had 36 goals and 29 assists between the two teams.
- Bob McKenzie ranked him 63rd
- Central Scouting ranked him 42nd (62nd in the mid-term rankings)
- ISS ranked him 93
- McKeens ranked him 69th
From the NHL “His father, Steve, was selected 15th overall in 1978 by the Islanders. He won a Stanley Cup with the Islanders in 1980 and went on to play for the Colorado Rockies, New Jersey, Calgary and Vancouver. His brother, Jeff, was selected 27th overall in 2003 by the Kings and played 242 NHL games for Los Angeles, NY Islanders and Vancouver; he competed in Switzerland in 2012-13.”
Steve was also just fired as GM of the Oilers.