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Two Kitchener Rangers selected in the 2024 NHL Draft

Two Kitchener Rangers selected in the 2024 NHL Draft
Two Kitchener Rangers selected in the 2024 NHL Draft

June 29, 2024 – Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Kitchener Rangers Press Release

Las Vegas, NV – Two Kitchener Rangers have been selected in the 2024 Upper Deck NHL Draft. Luke Ellinas was selected in the fourth round with the 104th pick by the Ottawa Senators, followed by Trent Swick in the sixth round by Vegas Golden Knights.


Ellinas was selected in the fourth round, 104th overall, by the Ottawa Senators after finishing eighth in points on Kitchener’s roster last season, and the highest of the Draft eligible Rangers. The Toronto, ON native recorded 33 points (16G, 17A) in 67 regular season games with Kitchener during the 2023-24 campaign.

Swick was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the sixth round, 180th overall. The Thorold, ON native finished fourth among Rangers skaters in points this past season, recording 62 points (25G, 37A) in 63 games.

With today’s two Rangers selected, Kitchener had seven players on its roster last season who were committed to NHL clubs: Matthew Andonovski (Ottawa Senators), Hunter Brzustewicz (Calgary Flames), Filip Mešár (Montreal Canadiens), Carson Rehkopf (Seattle Kraken), Eduard Šalé (Seattle Kraken), Luke Ellinas (Ottawa Senators) and Trent Swick (Vegas Golden Knights).

Since 1969, the Kitchener Rangers have now selected 170 players in the NHL Draft. The top two selections were Gabriel Landeskog (2011) and Brian Bellows (1982), both selected second overall. The most Rangers selected in a single draft was seven in 1989. Rangers have been selected by fifteen different NHL clubs in the NHL Draft over the past ten years.

For live coverage of the Rangers during the 2024 NHL Draft, follow the Rangers social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching @OHLRangers.

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