The off-season and free agency have been off to a strong start for the organization. Jeff Gorton is restocking and rebuilding the prospect pool while improving the Rangers themselves. The upcoming season looks promising in Hartford with two strong signings for the American Hockey League club. The addition of Kevin Shattenkirk provided more depth in the organization as well.
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Last Friday, the Rangers traded forward Derek Stepan and backup goaltender Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes for defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick, which was used to draft center, Lias Andersson.
With the 21st pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft, the New York Rangers selected forward Filip Chytil from HC Zlin of the Czech Extraliga. Many were confused about the pick, as there were still bigger names on the board, including Kailer Yamamoto and Eeli Tolvanen. I questioned the pick as well, but ultimately, I’m not an NHL scout and decided to give this pick the benefit of the doubt. Those who gave him the benefit of the doubt are looking pretty smart after digging into his stats, his style of play, and his developments over the past few days.
London Knights defenseman Brandon Crawley was drafted by the Rangers with the 123rd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He is a little older than most players in this draft, so that will come with a little caution. This wasn’t the only player Rangers selected at 20 years old in this draft (Dominik Lakatos). This is also another player the Rangers drafted that is probably closer to becoming a pro than most of the other players in this draft.
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.
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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.