News: Rangers Select Anthony Duclair

With the 80th selection in the 2013 NHL Draft, the Rangers have selected LW Anthony Duclair of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL.

The Hockey News ranked him 55th and projected him to be a “skilled forward.”

THN says that Duclair has been compared to Marian Gaborik and Alex Semin, a player with the tools to be a star but inconsistent. One scout told THN that Duclair might be the best skater in the draft and that because of his agility people expect more from him.

They say “the key to Duclair is that the team that gets him had better be patient and understanding with him. If they are, they are going to be rewarded.”

  • He was ranked 57th by Central Scouting. He was ranked 35th in the mid-term rankings.
  • Bob McKenzie ranked him 67th
  • Craig Button ranked him 43rd

Duclair is 5’11 and 177.

Leslie Treff tweets “Duclair was injured early in season. Excellent skater. Could become to six forward but needs lots of time to develop strength.”

In 2011-12, Duclair played in 63 games and had 31 goals and 35 assists.

In 2012-13, Duclair played in 55 games and had 20 goals and 30 assists.

This post will be updated with info on Duclair