Player News - Rangers

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The New York Rangers have chosen Nils Lundkvist with the 28th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Lundkvist is on the smaller side (5-foot-11, 180 pounds) for a defenseman, but he makes up for his lack of size with strong skating ability and terrific offensive vision. Despite playing just 26 games with Lulea HF in the Swedish Junior League, Lundkvist was still named the defenseman of the year. He was eventually promoted to the senior team, where he had two goals and three points in 28 contests. The 17-year-old also had two helpers in seven games with Team Sweden at the Under-18 World Junior Hockey Championship. He’ll obviously need to continue overcoming his lack of size, but he has the ability to develop into a top-four defenseman at the next level.
Jun 22 - 10:37 PM

K'Andre Miller has been taken by the New York Rangers with the 22nd overall overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

The Rangers traded pick Nos. 26 and 48 to the Ottawa Senators to trade Miller. The 18-year-old already has an NHL build at 6-foot-3, 206-pounds. He uses that size to his advantage and ability to move the puck through traffic. On top of that, he’s got good speed. He had nine goals and 29 points in 58 games with the US National U18 Team in 2017-18 and he added another goal and three points while playing for Team USA in the 2018 World Juniors U18 Championship. One factor to consider with Miller is that he grew up as a forward and while he converted a few years ago, he still has habits from his old position and his defensive play could use some work. It might take some time before he’s NHL-ready, but he does have a lot of upside.
Jun 22 - 9:59 PM

The New York Rangers have acquired the 22nd overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the 26th and 48th picks.

Ottawa received the 22nd pick from Pittsburgh in a trade that also involved Ian Cole and Filip Gustavsson. The Rangers took K'Andre Miller with the 22nd overall selection while the Senators get to add a bit more depth to their prospect pool.
Jun 22 - 9:58 PM

The New York Rangers selected winger Vitali Kravtsov with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Kravtsov is a highly-skilled forward that can excel at both setting up goals and finding the back of the net. He stands at 6-foot-2, but he could stand to bulk up from his current 170-pounds. There are also issues about his defensive play that will need to be addressed, which is part of what makes him a project. One thing he does have going for him though over most of the draft class is his experience playing against men. He had four goals and seven points in 35 KHL games with Chelyabinsk Traktor in 2017-18 and then found another level in the playoffs, scoring six goals and 11 points in 16 contests. In terms of upside, he’s drawn comparisons to another former member of Chelyabinsk, Evgeny Kuznetsov, but of course it will take time before Kravtsov can reach that level. That said, it was somewhat of a surprise the Rangers picked him as high as ninth.
Jun 22 - 8:39 PM

David Quinn's first game as an NHL head coach will be on Oct. 4th.

Quinn's Rangers will host the Nashville Predators to kick off their season. Quinn is replacing Alain Vigneault. The Rangers' new bench boss spent the previous five seasons as the head coach of Boston University and before that he was an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche for the 2012-13 campaign.
Source: NY Post
Jun 21 - 4:49 AM

Sergey Zborovskiy went unclaimed on unconditional waivers.

That clears the way for the Rangers to terminate Zborovskiy's contract. The 21-year-old had five goals and 17 points in 47 ECHL games last season.
Jun 20 - 5:28 PM

Sergey Zborovskiy has been placed on unconditional waivers.

The next step for the Rangers will be terminating Zborovskiy's contract. He spent most of the 2017-18 campaign with the ECHL's Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
Jun 19 - 1:16 PM

The New York Rangers have three picks in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

The Rangers have pick No. 9 following a disappointing season, while pick Nos. 26 and 28 were acquired through trades. The first round will take place on Friday, June 22 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. They could package their picks to move up or just continue to build a prospect pool that includes Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil, Ryan Lindgren, Brett Howden and Libor Hajek. New bench boss David Quinn could have plenty of young players to work as early as next season.
Jun 19 - 9:57 AM

Don't be surprised if Kevin Hayes is not a member of the New York Rangers next season.

Hayes is an RFA as of July 1 and his name has been bandied about as plenty of teams have shown interest in the center. Hayes had 25 goals last season and if the Rangers are hoping to move up in the draft (they have three picks ninth, 26, 28) and could deal Hayes as well as a pick to garner a better choice. Hayes is only 26 and at six foot, five inches, he would be a valued member of any NHL team. Stay tuned as the Rangers have also qualified him.
Source: NY Post
Jun 17 - 8:17 AM

Brendan Smith stayed in New York this off-season to work with the Rangers fitness coach.

Smith had a horrible 2017-18 campaign with a goal and seven assists in 44 games as he was a healthy scratch on numerous occasions. He was also in the minors for the first time in five years as he spent 11 games with Hartford. The Rangers should expect Smith to be the blueliner he was in previous seasons, as a solid stay-at-home defenseman and not the one in 2017-18 where he seemed to be lost.
Source: NY Post
Jun 17 - 8:09 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton thinks Jimmy Vesey needs a bit of a fresh start.

Gorton said that Vesey needs an "opportunity to play a little more and show what he has" and he's "curious to see how [new head coach David Quinn] will help Jimmy." Quinn will be familiar with Vesey, having seen the young player pick up four goals and nine points in five games against his Boston University squad. Vesey is slated for restricted free agency on July 1 and he has arbitration rights. There's room for the 25-year-old winger in New York's top-six forward group and he should have the opportunity to eclipse the 17 goals he scored last season.
Jun 16 - 6:04 PM

The New York Rangers officially announced the signing of Marek Mazanec to a one-year contract.

CapFriendly reported the deal over the weekend. Mazanec split time with HC Slovan Bratislava of the KHL and the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack in 2017-18.
Jun 12 - 1:03 PM

According to CapFriendly, the New York Rangers have signed netminder Marek Mazanec to a one-year contract.

The deal is worth $650,000 with a minimum guaranteed salary of $300,000. The team hasn't announced anything officially yet. Mazanec split time with HC Slovan Bratislava of the KHL and the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack in 2017-18. With the Rangers' minor-league affiliate, he posted a record of 11-6-1 with a 2.97 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in 20 appearances.
Jun 10 - 11:58 AM

Lindy Ruff is reportedly "in the mix" for one of David Quinn's assistant head coach positions.

Ruff joined the Rangers last season as an assistant coach and has a long track record in the NHL where he started his coaching career in 1993 as an assistant with the Florida Panthers. Quinn is looking to put the pieces in place 'soon' for his coaching staff and is reportedly also keen on keeping goaltending coach Benoit Allaire.
Source: SNY
Jun 9 - 5:53 PM

Pete Jensen of NHL.com compiled a list of the top active NHL players without a Stanley Cup ring.

Atop the list was New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist who will be entering his 14th NHL season at the start of the 2018-19 season. The Swedish goaltender has been one of the best goaltenders since entering the league, winning 30 games in 11 of his 12 full NHL seasons. However, with the Rangers entering a rebuilding phase, the 36-year-old goaltender might need to find another team if he wants to lift the Stanley Cup. He has three years remaining on his deal at a cap hit of $8.5million. The complete list can be seen by clicking on the link below.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 9 - 5:33 PM


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