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NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 16

NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 16

 BY: The New York Rangers

  1. Filip Chytil, C, Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) – Chytil registered three points (one goal, two assists), including his first career AHL goal/assist/point, tallied the game-winning goal, and posted a plus-three rating on Oct. 14 at Springfield. The Rangers’ first-round pick (21st overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft also posted a plus-one rating while making his AHL debut on Oct. 13 vs. Toronto. Chytil became the youngest player to appear in an AHL game since Mario Tremblay in 1974. He leads the Wolf Pack in plus/minus rating (plus-four), is tied for second in assists (two), and is tied for third in points (three) thus far in 2017-18, and he also leads the team in points per game (1.50) thus far this season.
  2. Lias Andersson, C, Frolunda Indians (SHL) – Andersson registered two points (one goal, one assist), including the game-winning goal in the third period, won seven of 12 faceoffs (58.3%), recorded three shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating while helping Frolunda earn a 3-1 win in a Champions Hockey League (CHL) game against Rapaces de Gap on Oct. 10. The Rangers’ first-round pick (seventh overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft has tallied four points (two goals, two assists) and a plus-two rating in five CHL games with Frolunda this season, and he has posted a multi-point game in each of his last two CHL contests.
  3. Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) – Shesterkin posted a 1-0-1 record, along with a 1.48 GAA, a .941 SV% (48 saves on 51 shots), and 1 SO in two appearances during the week. Shesterkin stopped all 21 shots he faced to earn his fourth shutout of the season on Oct. 9 against Spartak Moscow. He has posted a 14-0-1 record, along with a 1.21 GAA, a .954 SV%, and 4 SO in 15 appearances this season. Shesterkin has allowed one goal or fewer in 11 of his 15 appearances in 2017-18. The Rangers’ fourth-round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has registered a 45-4-2 record, along with a 1.52 GAA, a.942 SV%, & 12 SO in 54 appearances since the start of last season. Shesterkin ranks second in the KHL in wins (14), GAA (1.21), SV% (.954), and shutouts (four) thus far in 2017-18.

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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: October 9-15, 2017

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: Oct. 9-15, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack opened their 2017-18 season by splitting a pair of home games this past weekend.  In Friday night’s season opener vs. the Charlotte Checkers, the Wolf Pack built leads of 1-0, 3-1 and 4-2, but the Checkers came back with three goals in the final 10:18 of the third period for a 5-4 win.  On Sunday against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Hartford grabbed its first win of the season, defeating the Phantoms 2-1 in a shootout.  Adam Tambellini scored the only Wolf Pack regulation goal in that game, and also had the only score of the shootout, and Chris Nell made 28 saves and went 3-for-3 in the shootout. 

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

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NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 9

NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 9

 Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) – Shesterkin posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 1.00 GAA and a .968 SV% (61 saves on 63 shots) in two appearances during the week. He has posted a 13-0-0 record, along with a 1.17 GAA, a .957 SV%, and 3 SO in 13 appearances this season. Shesterkin has allowed one goal or fewer in 10 of his 13 appearances in 2017-18, including each of his last seven appearances (7-0-0 record, 0.73 GAA, .973 SV%, 2 SO over the span).

The Rangers’ fourth-round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has registered a 44-4-1 record, along with a 1.53 GAA, a .942 SV%, and 11 SO in 52 appearances since the start of last season. Shesterkin leads the KHL in wins (13), GAA (1.17), and SV% (.957), and is tied for the league lead in shutouts (three) thus far in 2017-18. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

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Camp Skates Start Monday at XL Center

 

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, September 19, 2017:  Wolf Pack general manager Chris Drury today announced the schedule for the Wolf Pack’s 2017 training camp.

The training camp begins with on-ice testing this Sunday, September 24 at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT, starting at 1:00 PM.  Practice sessions start this Monday, September 25 at the XL Center, with ice time at 10:30 AM and an off-ice workout at 12:00.  The team will follow that same schedule daily through Wednesday, September 27, prior to the Wolf Pack’s first preseason action.

For the Wolf Pack’s full training camp schedule, which is subject to change, click here

The Wolf Pack open their 2017-18 regular season Friday, October 6, with their home-ice opener vs. the Charlotte Checkers.  Faceoff is 7:15 PM.  Tickets for that and all 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, online at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

Season ticket information for the Wolf Pack’s 2017-18 AHL campaign can be found online at hartfordwolfpack.com.  To speak with a representative about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

NYR 2017 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANT BIOS

NEW YORK RANGERS 2017 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANT BIOS

BY: Mitch Beck, Howlings with The New York Rangers

New York, New York Here are the profiles and stats for all of the members of the New York Rangers roster for the upcoming prospect tournament in Traverse City, Michigan

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RANGERS ANNOUNCE 2017 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT ROSTER

RANGERS ANNOUNCE 2017 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT ROSTER

Annual prospect tournament begins September 8;

Prospects will skate at MSG Training Center on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 11:00 a.m.

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, August 30, 2017 – The New York Rangers have announced their roster for the 2017 Traverse City Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan. The Blueshirts are making their 11th consecutive appearance in the eight-team tournament, which is set to begin on Friday, September 8.

New York’s roster features 23 prospects (14 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goaltenders), including both of the Rangers’ first round selections in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil. In addition to Andersson and Chytil, the Rangers’ fourth round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Brandon Crawley, will participate in the tournament. Ten of the 23 prospects on the Rangers’ roster for the tournament were NHL Entry Draft picks of the team. Also, eight of the players on the Blueshirts’ roster for the tournament signed with the Rangers as free agents, including defensemen Alexei Bereglazov, Vince Pedrie, and Neal Pionk. Several of the prospects on this year’s roster also represented the Rangers at the 2016 Traverse City Tournament, including 2016 draft picks Sean Day, Tim Gettinger, and Ty Ronning.

The Rangers are one of four teams that comprise the Gordie Howe Division, along with the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, and Detroit Red Wings. The Blueshirts begin the tournament with a contest against Chicago on Friday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. New York will face Carolina on Saturday, September 9 at 3:30 p.m. and Detroit on Monday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. Following their three round-robin games, the Rangers will have a placement game against a team from the Ted Lindsay Division on Tuesday, September 12.

Over the ten years, the Rangers have previously participated in the Traverse City Tournament, they have reached the Championship Game twice and won the Tournament in 2007. Current Blueshirts such as Ryan McDonagh, Kevin Hayes, J.T. Miller, Brady Skjei, Jimmy Vesey, Pavel Buchnevich, Jesper Fast, and Marc Staal all represented the team at the tournament in recent years.

In every year since the team began participating in the Traverse City Tournament in 2006, at least one Rangers prospect who represented the team in the tournament also played in an NHL game with the Rangers during the same season.

PLAYERS WHO APPEARED IN THE TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT

AND ALSO PLAYED WITH THE RANGERS IN THE SAME SEASON

TOURNAMENT YEAR/NHL SEASON PLAYER(S)
2006 Tournament/2006-07 season Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky
2007 Tournament/2007-08 season Brandon Dubinsky, Lauri Korpikoski, Marc Staal
2008 Tournament/2008-09 season Artem Anisimov
2009 Tournament/2009-10 season Michael Del Zotto, Chad Johnson
2010 Tournament/2010-11 season Evgeny Grachev, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan
2011 Tournament/2011-12 season Tim Erixon, Carl Hagelin
2013 Tournament/2013-14 season Conor Allen, Jesper Fast
2014 Tournament/2014-15 season Anthony Duclair, Kevin Hayes, Mackenzie Skapski
2015 Tournament/2015-16 season Brady Skjei
2016 Tournament/2016-17 season Pavel Buchnevich, Cristoval Nieves, Jimmy Vesey

 *The Traverse City Tournament did not take place in 2012

2017 Traverse City Tournament – Rangers Schedule

Day Date Opponent Time (ET)
Friday September 8 Chicago 7:00 p.m.
Saturday September 9 Carolina 3:30 p.m.
Monday September 11 Detroit 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday September 12 Placement Game TBD
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TOSTI: SECOND ANNUAL EDUCATION DAYS SET FOR NOVEMBER 1 & 15

Second Annual Education Days Set for November 1 & 15

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are pleased to announce the continuation of their education initiatives and partnership with a variety of Upstate school districts by hosting the team’s second annual Elementary Education Day and Middle School STEM Day games. Last season, the Swamp Rabbits launched the organization’s first Elementary School Education Day and followed that initiative with a Middle School STEM Day in March. Nearly 10,000 students and faculty spanning 50 different schools attended the morning games.

This season the Swamp Rabbits will entertain and educate elementary school students on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. as the team takes on the Kansas City Mavericks for the first time in franchise history. On Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m., the Middle School Students are invited to join the Swamp Rabbits as the team takes the ice against the Atlanta Gladiators. All education services are invited to participate in this offer, including home school and private school programs.

Local organizations will once again line the concourse at both games, featuring different educational experiments and activities. The Roper Mountain Science Center will be returning as a partner, featuring liquid nitrogen and dry ice demonstrations. The Greenville Zoo will once again be bringing animals to the arena for classification exercises, and the Youth Aviators will teach students the technical aspects of remote controlled drones. Also rejoining the education initiative is Greenville Soil and Water Conservation to teach the importance of recycling and harmful effects of pollution in The Upstate. A variety of additional organizations is planning to be on hand for these special games this season as well.

As part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiative, the Swamp Rabbits have also partnered with EVERFI. Through Greenville’s NHL affiliation with the New York Rangers, EVERFI is offering the Future Goals – Hockey Scholar Program to Grades 4 to 7. The Hockey Scholar online course provides students with an in depth look at STEM education as it pertains to the sport of hockey. Video segments involving the program will also be played during the intermissions at the games.

If you or your organization would like to become involved in the educational activities or demonstrations please contact James Kalinowski, Community Engagement Coordinator, at (864) 250-4803 or jkalinowski@swamprabbits.com.

Doors will open at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena at 9 a.m. for both games and students are encouraged to tour the concourse and interact with the different organizations and experiments.

As a special offer to the local area schools, tickets may be purchased through the program for $8. For every ten students attending, a faculty member will receive a free chaperone ticket. Extra faculty and parents wishing to attend the game may also purchase tickets for $8 in advance. $8 tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena Box Office. Students are also permitted to bring their own bagged lunch to the game or purchase a boxed lunch option for an additional cost. Lunch orders must be submitted at least a week before the game.

For a more in depth look at each game, please follow links to the specific games. To seek information on enrollment in the programs, fill out the form on either page. A Swamp Rabbits representative will contact you with more information.

Nov. 1: Education Day | Nov. 15: Middle School STEM Day

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CRAWFORD: JOE MORMINA NAMED ASSISTANT COACH OF THE AHL’S HARTFORD WOLF PACK

JOE MORMINA NAMED ASSISTANT COACH OF THE AHL’S HARTFORD WOLF PACK

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

NEW YORK, August 1, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team named Joe Mormina Assistant Coach of the Rangers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Mormina, 35, joins the Rangers organization after serving one season as the Assistant Coach at Mercyhurst University. Under Mormina’s guidance, three Mercyhurst defensemen averaged at least 0.50 points per game during the 2016-17 season. In addition to helping players on the ice, Mormina worked in a player development role during his one season at Mercyhurst.

Before beginning his coaching career, the Montreal, Quebec, native played 11 seasons of professional hockey (2005-06 – 2015-16). Mormina skated in 670 career AHL games with the Manchester Monarchs, Albany River Rats, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Adirondack Phantoms, Syracuse Crunch, and Rochester Americans, registering 31 goals and 120 assists for 151 points, along with a plus-36 rating and 837 penalty minutes. He also helped his team advance to the playoffs in eight of his 11 seasons in the AHL, and he skated in 69 AHL playoff games in his career. Mormina established a career-high with a plus-37 rating in 2008-09, and he ranked second in the AHL in plus/minus rating during the season. Mormina also skated in one NHL game during his career, as he helped Carolina earn a win on February 14, 2008. Mormina was originally a selection by Philadelphia in the sixth round, 193rd overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Mormina played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Colgate University (2001-02 – 2004-05). He skated in 141 collegiate career games, registering 16 goals and 40 assists for 56 points, along with 156 penalty minutes. In his final collegiate season in 2004-05, Mormina helped Colgate finish in third place at the ECAC Hockey Tournament. He was a selection to the ECAC All-Tournament Team.

CRDA RELEASES PICTURE OF COMPLETED XL CENTER FLOOR

Here’s your first look at the new floor in the XL Center after all the work to repair the ice. It now needs to cure for the next 30 days…

CRDA PROVIDES PROGRESS PICTURES OF XL CENTER RENOVATION

CRDA PROVIDES PICTURES OF XL CENTER RENOVATION PROGRESS

BY: Mitch Beck, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT Last week, Gerry Cantlon gave Howlings readers an in-depth report (Find it HERE) on the latest happenings with the renovation work currently going on at the XL Center.

Gerry was just provided ten pictures by the CRDA detailing the progress on those repairs.

Here they are: