i guess the first step woudl be to get a list of every new york rangers draft pick over the last 40 years...
You need to go further back into the fifties for Andy Bathgate and Harry Howell. Howell won the Norris trophy before Bobby Orr dominated. Bathgate was arguably the best player to ever play for the Rangers. Obviously some folksmust agree as their banners shine in the rafters
The others on my list include Vic Hadfield, Jean Ratelle, Rod Gilbert, Brian Leetch, Brad Park, Gump Worsley.
Although no draft, he was a junior signed to a Ranger sponsorship team. analogous to the draft but unfair since Montreal had sponsorship for most of Quebec and Toronto most of Ontario. Of course, the Rangers had all of Brooklyn