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 recorded 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in the 2023-24 season. Ellinas was also a dominant player for the Rangers in the post-season and named the team’s top playoff performer scoring five goals and three assists. That included the overtime winning goal 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 in the 5th round of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft 140th overall by the Senators. Andonovski has not been signed to his entry-level deal yet.

Trent Swick was also selected in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft 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 finally finding consistency with the team in his overage year. He scored 25 goals and 37 assists for 62 points in 63 games played.

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

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

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