Will Cuylle Selected 60th Overall by the NY Rangers in 2020 NHL Draft

During the second round of the Draft on October 7, the Rangers acquired the 60th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Lias Andersson. With the 60th overall pick, the Blueshirts selected forward Will Cuylle.

Cuylle, 18, skated in 62 games with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this past season, registering 22 goals and 20 assists for 42 points, along with 37 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in several categories in 2019-20, including assists, points, and shots on goal (200). Cuylle tied for third on Windsor in power play goals (seven), ranked fourth in shots on goal, and ranked fifth in goals this past season. He registered nine points (five goals, four assists) in the final 11 games of the 2019-20 season, including three points (two goals, one assist) and 14 shots on goal on Mar. 1, 2020 vs. Kingston.

The 6-3, 212-pounder has skated in 125 career OHL games over two seasons (2018-19 and 2019-20), both with Windsor, registering 48 goals and 35 assists for 83 points, along with 87 penalty minutes. Cuylle was named to the OHL’s Second All-Rookie Team in 2018-19, as he ranked fifth among OHL rookies in goals (26) and ranked seventh among OHL rookies in points (41) during the season. Cuylle is one of only four OHL players in their U18 season or younger who registered at least 20 goals in each of the last two seasons. He helped Windsor advance to the 2019 OHL Playoffs and tallied three points (two goals, one assist) in four playoff contests. Cuylle was originally selected by Peterborough with the third overall pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection Draft.

Internationally, the Toronto, Ontario native has represented Canada in several tournaments. Cuylle helped Canada earn a silver medal at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, as he registered three points (two goals, one assist) in five games. He also tallied three points (two goals, one assist) in five games while playing with Canada-Black at the 2018 World U17 Hockey Challenge.

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