Dylan Garand has put pen to paper, signing a three-year NHL Entry Level Contract with the New York Rangers.
The Rangers originally drafted the Victoria, BC native in the fourth round, 103rd overall in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Garand has spent the past three seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kamloops Blazers, who selected him in the third round of the 2017 WHL Draft. In 109 WHL games Garand has recorded a 2.32 Goals Against Average (GAA) and .918 Save Percentage (SV%), while earning the WHL Scholastic Player of the Year (Daryl K. Seaman Trophy) Award in 2019/20.
Internationally, Garand has represented Team Canada three times, winning silver at the 2020 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and 2021 World Juniors. He started one game for Team Canada at the 2022 World Juniors before the remainder of the tournament was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to his time in the WHL, Garand spent two seasons in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) with Delta Hockey Academy. In 2016/17 he led the U15 Prep division with a 1.15 GAA and .959 SV%, finishing with 4 shutouts in 13 games. The following season he would play 22 games and recorded a 2.12 GAA and .931 SV% with 4 shutouts at the U18 Prep level.