Category Archives: IN THE SYSTEM
As of earlier this afternoon, the Rangers traded Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to Arizona in exchange for Anthony DeAngelo and the 7th overall pick in tonight’s draft. This gives the Rangers 2 picks in the 1st round tonight the seventh pick and 21st pick. Moving into the seventh spot there will be some really good talent to chose from. We will see if the end up moving the 21st pick before the draft.
The 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase rosters were announced yesterday and two Rangers prospects, Sean Day and Timothy Gettinger, were both selected to represent their nations.
Hartford Wolf Pack (Flickr)
My name is Ricky and I look forward to providing phenomenal coverage for the New York Rangers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. I have been a season ticket holder for the club since 2010. Prior to that, I attended games throughout my childhood. I have seen Ryan Callahan, Mats Zuccarello, Dan Girardi, Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Artem Anisimov, and many others develop in Hartford. The list is lengthy on who has made it to the big leagues. I have seen some of the worst and best moments in franchise history, such as the Pack reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2014-15 season to the worst, a defeat of 10-2 against the Springfield Falcons (now Tuscon Road Runners). I am currently a college student at the University of Connecticut and attend Hockey East matches to watch the Huskies.
The Rangers announced today that they have re-signed forward Matt Puempel to a one-year deal, worth $725,000. The signing appears to be Jeff Gorton trying to add another player to the expansion draft, with the Blueshirts now being compliant for next week’s draft. With Jesper Fast, Oscar Lindberg, Antti Raanta and Michael Grabner all top candidates to be selected by Vegas, this gives George McPhee another player to look at from his former team. Should Puempel “survive” the expansion draft, he will be able to compete for a roster spot out of training camp.
The Rangers announced today that Keith McCambridge, who joined the Wolf Pack as an assistant coach last season, has been named the sixth head coach in Wolf Pack history. McCambridge joined the Pack last year as an assistant after having coached the Winnipeg Jets’ AHL affiliates in St. John’s and Manitoba. While with St. John’s McCambridge led the IceCaps to an Eastern Conference Finals and a Calder Cup finals.
The Hartford Wolfpack announced on Thursday the signing of Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Brenden Kotyk. Kotyk, who stands at a whopping 6’6″, 240 pounds, has a lot of work left to do if he wants to make his way into an NHL roster. He put up 13 points (3G, 10A) this year for UMD, and held a plus-minus rating of+20, all career bests. He was one of the team’s assistant captains and won the Goldie Wolfe Award, given to the most inspirational player at UMD.
The Memorial Cup is an annual tournament to decide the winner of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). The tournament includes the winners of the Quebec Major Junior League (QMJHL), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and the Western Hockey League (WHL). The host city is determined almost a year in advance and that team is guaranteed a spot in the tournament.
The 2017 Memorial Cup featured the:
- Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL Champions)
- Erie Otters (OHL Champions)
- Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL Champions)
- Windsor Spitfires (OHL Host Team)
So how do the New York Rangers fit into the Memorial Cup? It’s simple; two of the Blueshirts best prospects played in the tournament for the CHL’s biggest prize.