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Rangers make 5 more picks in NHL Draft

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton and

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton and New York Rangers Director, European Scouting Nickolai Bobrov looks on during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. Credit: Getty Images/ Bruce Bennett

CHICAGO — These are the selections the Rangers made Saturday on the second day of the NHL Draft: 

Brandon Crawley, defenseman. London Knights, OHL.

No. 123, fourth round. Acquired from San Jose for pick No. 102.

Born in Glen Rock, N.J., the 20-year-old, 6-foot-1 lefty had seven goals and 27 points in 61 games last season . . . known as a physical, defense-first player.

Calle Sjalin, defenseman. Timra, Swedish league.

No. 145, fifth round.

The 6-foot-1, 17-year-old lefty was ranked 44 among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting. Before being loaned to Timra at the end of last season, he was 5-10-15 in 34 games for Osterlunds IK, a Division 1 team.

Dominik Lakatos, center. Bilo Tygri Liberec, Czech Republic

No. 157, sixth round

The 20-year-old also plays left wing, and was ranked 50th among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting. He was 10-12-22 in 41 games last season and 8-5-13 in 16 playoff games.

Morgan Barron, left wing. St. Andrew’s College, Ontario

No. 174, acquired from San Jose for No. 102

Born in Halifax, the 18-year-old Barron is 6-foot-2, 201 and committed to Cornell University next season. In 46 games for St. Andrews, a boarding school in Aurora, he was 28-22-50.

Patrik Virta, left wing. TPS Turku, Finland

No. 207, seventh round

Virta, 21, is a right-hander who scored 14 goals and 26 points in 49 games last season and was 5-1-6 in six playoff games. He’s 5-11, 176 pounds.

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