The Rangers have signed Vitali Kravtsov to an entry-level contract.
Kravtsov, 19, was the No.9 overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft and one of the Rangers top prospects. The Russian right winger had eight goals and 13 assists (21 points0 in 50 games with Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL this season.
The Rangers select Vitali Kravtsov with the No.9 overall pick.
During his first full season in the KHL, Kravtsov scored four goals with three assists (seven points) in 35 games with Chelyabinsk Traktor. He also went on to compile 11 points (6G / 5A) in just 16 KHL playoff games. Kravtsov has the ability to quickly become a top-6 NHL winger. He has good size (6-foot-2 / 183 lbs.) and combines it with a strong two-way game.