New York Rangers pick Kamloops Blazers' goaltender Garand in NHL Draft

Dylan Garand of the Kamloops Blazers was drafted on Wednesday by the New York Rangers.

The 6-foot, 173 pound goaltender from Victoria was nabbed 103rd overall in Round 4 of the NHL Draft, which was held virtually on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Garand, who played in 42 regular-season games last season and posted a .921 save percentage, was ranked sixth among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting heading into the draft.

He was the third North American netminder and eighth goaltender selected.

The Blazers picked Garand 58th overall in Round 3 of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

Former general manager Stu MacGregor and former director of player personnel Matt Recchi were at the helm.

Garand has an exceptional new teammate in Alexis Lafrenière, who the Rangers took with the first overall pick on Tuesday.

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