Six forwards who should be on the board when the Rangers select at No. 15:
1 TYLER BIGGS.
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If the Rangers want a tough, passionate, north-south style power forward, Biggs (6-3, 210) is the guy. The Binghamton-born right wing was captain of the gold-medal Under-18 national team and will attend Miami of Ohio.
2 BOONE JENNER.
Ontario native who played with Blueshirts draftee Christian Thomas and Niklas Jensen in Oshawa (OHL) was 25-41-66 in 63 games. Scouts say the 6-1 center is well-rounded and has tremendous work ethic.
3 NIKLAS JENSEN.
The right wing, considered the top prospect from Denmark, has size (6-3) and NHL-caliber skills. Powerful skater was 29-29-58 in Oshawa.
4 ZACH PHILLIPS.
The top center for the Memorial Cup-winning St. John Sea Dogs was 38-57-95 in 67 games while playing with probable top-5 pick Jonathan Huberdeau. New Brunswick native is crafty and has a nose for the net, but is not the most dynamic skater.
5 MATT PUEMPEL.
Sniper who had been the 2010 CHL rookie of the year had hip surgery to remove a bone chip that ended the left wing’s season in Peterborough. That said, he was 35-34-69 in 55 games, and health doesn’t appear to be a long-term concern.
6 MARK SCHEIFELE.
The skilled 6-3 center led Canadian forwards in scoring at the World Under-18s and was 22-53-75 in 66 games with Barrie (OHL). Lanky, but with a big upside.