The New York Rangers
 
Michael Del Zotto
Meet defenseman Michael Del Zotto, the Rangers' 2008 first-round draft pick, who ISS calls an offensive style of defenseman who at times will play like a fourth forward. Ranked 23 overall heading into the draft by ISS, Del Zotto is a tremendous skater that can lead the rush. He's a great puck handler and possess solid passing skills. Del Zotto has a big shot from the point and delivers bone crushing open ice hits.
 

2008 ENTRY DRAFT RECAP

Rd

No.

PLAYER Pos. DRAFTED FROM
1 20 Michael Del Zotto D Oshawa Generals [OHL]
2 51 Derek Stepan C Shattuck St. Mary's [Minn.]
3 75 Evgeny Grachev C Yaroslavl Jrs. [Russia]
3 90 Tomas Kundratek D Trinec Ocelari HC [Czech]
4 111 Dale Weise RW Swift Current Broncos [WHL]
5 141 Chris Doyle C P.E.I. Rocket [QMJHL]
6 171 Mitch Gaulton D Erie Otters [OHL]

ISS: ON THE HORIZON

Pos. PLAYER Age Height Weight
G David Leneveu 25 6' 1" 187
D Michael Sauer 20 6' 2" 198
F Brodie Dupont 21 6' 1" 192
F Artem Anisimov 20 6' 3" 187

1st ROUND DRAFT HISTORY

YEAR # PLAYER Pos. DRAFT FROM LEAGUE
2008 20 Michael Del Zotto D Kitchener Rangers OHL
2007 17 Alexei Cherepanov RW Omsk Avangard RUSSIA
2006 21 Bob Sanguinetti D Owen Sound Attack OHL
2005 12 Marc Staal D Sudbury Wolves OHL
2004 6 Al Montoya G Univ. of Michigan NCAA

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IN THE SYSTEM

PLAYER Height Weight Age
FORWARDS
Artem Anisimov 6' 3" 187 20
Zdenek Bahensky 6' 2" 190 22
Joe Barnes 6' 3" 212 22
Greg Beller 6' 3" 188 21
Dane Byers 6' 3" 195 22
Max Campbell 6' 0" 170 19
Alexei Cherepanov 6' 1" 183 19
Chris Doyle 6' 0" 193 18
Brodie Dupont 6' 1" 192 21
Jordan Foote 6' 4" 195 23
Evgeny Grachev 6' 3" 202 18
Carl Hagelin 5' 11" 176 19
Ryan Hillier 6' 0" 179 20
Danny Hobbs 5' 11" 178 19
Eric Hunter 6' 1" 194 21
Hugh Jessiman 6' 4" 200 24
David Kveton 5' 11" 180 20
Roman Psurny 6' 1" 176 22
Tom Pyatt 6' 0" 180 21
Billy Ryan 6' 1" 175 22
David Skokan 6' 0" 191 19
Justin Soryal 6' 2" 215 21
Derek Stepan 6' 0" 168 18
Dale Weise 6' 2" 206 19
Tomas Zaborsky 5' 11" 180 20
Lukas Zeliska 5' 11" 176 20
DEFENSEMEN
Ivan Baranka 6' 3" 205 23
Michael Busto 6' 1" 215 22
Michael Del Zotto 6' 0" 211 18
Mitch Gaulton 6' 0" 210 18
Tomas Kundratek 6' 1" 180 18
Corey Potter 6' 2" 183 24
Bobby Sanguinetti 6' 1" 174 20
Michael Sauer 6' 2" 198 20
GOALIES
Antoine Lafleur 6' 4" 186 19
David Leneveu 6' 1" 187 25
Miika Wiikman 6' 0" 176 23
Matt Zaba 6' 1" 168 25
 
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