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Two Kitchener Rangers Selected in NHL Entry Draft

Two Kitchener Rangers Selected in NHL Entry Draft

The 2024 NHL Entry Draft took place Friday and Saturday from the Sphere in Las Vegas.

Four Kitchener Rangers players were eligible to be selected in the draft, including Luke Ellinas, Trent Swick, Max Dirracolo and Carson Campbell.

Ottawa selected Luke Ellinas in the fourth round, 104th overall. Ellinas has scored 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in the 2023-24 season. Ellinas has also been a dominant player for the Rangers in the postseason, being named the team’s top playoff player with five goals and three assists. That included the game-winning goal in overtime that eliminated Erie from the first round of the playoffs.

Ellinas joins fellow Rangers teammate defenseman Matthew Andonovski in the Senators organization. Andonovski was drafted by the Senators in the 5th round of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft 140th overall. Andonovski has not yet signed an entry-level contract.

Trent Swick was also selected in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday. He was selected in the 6th round, 180th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights.

Swick battled through injuries during his time with the Rangers, eventually finding consistency with the team in his over-the-top year. He scored 25 goals and 37 assists for 62 points in 63 games played.

Seven players from the 2023-24 roster are committed to NHL teams after Saturday.

Since 1969, the Rangers have selected 170 players in the NHL Entry Draft.