Player News - Rangers

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Jimmy Vesey will make his preseason debut on Wednesday night.

He will play alongside Kevin Hayes and Rick Nash in his first NHL appearance. Vesey played well at the prospects tournament for the Rangers in his first test and he'll look to do the same in prime spot during the exhibition schedule.
Sep 28 - 4:28 PM

Joseph Raaymakers has been released by the New York Rangers.

Raaymakers had been attending the Rangers' camp on a tryout basis. He had a 3.61 GAA and .891 save percentage in 28 OHL contests with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds last season.
Sep 28 - 5:21 AM

Timothy Gettinger has been cut from the New York Rangers' training camp roster.

Gettinger recorded 17 goals and 39 points in 60 OHL games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 2015-16. He'll play in the OHL again this season.
Sep 28 - 5:20 AM

Ahti Oksanen has been reassigned to the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack.

Oksanen had been attending the Rangers' training camp. He had 15 goals and 36 points in 39 NCAA contests with Boston University in 2015-16.
Sep 28 - 5:18 AM

Ty Ronning has been cut from the New York Rangers' training camp roster.

Ronning had 31 goals and 59 penalty minutes in 67 WHL games in 2015-16. He was taken with the 201st overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Sep 28 - 5:14 AM

With a season in the NHL under his belt, Dylan McIlrath is hoping to secure a top-six spot in 2016-17.

McIlrath was only used in 34 games, recording two points and 64 penalty minutes over that span. If he does end up earning an everyday role with the Rangers he will likely be one of the league-leading defensemen in penalty minutes. For that reason alone, it's worth keeping tabs on how the Rangers' defensive situation shakes out.
Sep 28 - 5:11 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored a goal and added two assists in his first preseason game with the New York Rangers.

The Rangers defeated the Islanders by a score of 5-2 and Zibanejad's name could be found all over the scoresheet. He scored a power play goal less than five minutes into the game and he picked up a pair of assists on goals by Brandon Pirri and Dylan McIlrath. The Rangers traded an important piece of their team (Derick Brassard) to acquire Zibanejad and they'll hope the young Swede will finally establish himself as a solid point producer at the NHL level.
Sep 27 - 10:14 PM

Pavel Buchnevich will make his debut with the Rangers on Tuesday.

Buchnevich is making the move to North America after establishing himself in the KHL. The 21-year-old had 16 goals and 37 points in 58 KHL contests in 2015-16. He's projected to play alongside Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider. "I try not to stay nervous," Buchnevich said via a translator, "but of course I think tomorrow I will feel it a little bit before the game."
Sep 27 - 5:43 AM

Mika Zibanejad is looking for a big season in New York.

Zibanejad wants to be the go-to player whether the Rangers are up a goal or down a goal late in the game. He has been playing between Chris Kreider and rookie Pavel Buchnevich thus far in training camp and the results have been great. "If they’re anything like they were today at practice, they’re gonna be a handful," coach Alain Vigneault said. "They were by far the best line and the three best players today in practice, both offensively and defensively. They just made a lot of things happen. It was fun to watch. They’re definitely a line we’re gonna keep together." Zibanejad has a career best 51 points last season and at the age of 23, a 60 point season is within his grasp.
Sep 26 - 8:20 AM

Henrik Lundqvist turned away 28 of 31 shots during the overtime loss to Team Europe in Sunday's semi-final match.

Lundqvist was excellent for Team Sweden, save for the three goals. Marian Gaborik put one in from an acute angle along the goal line, and Tomas Tatar was able to bury both of his rebounds. Still, seven goals against in three games on 126 combined shots is pretty good in a best-on-best tournament.
Sep 25 - 4:10 PM

Henrik Lunqvist will defend Sweden's crease in Sunday's semi-final against Team Europe.

Lunqvist has turned away 81 of 85 shots in his two games of play. He shutout Finland, and lost in a thrilling overtime to North America. Europe doesn't quite boast the fire power of even Finland, so it seems fair to say that Sweden is in good hands.
Source: Dan Rosen
Sep 25 - 12:35 PM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton is pleased with the Rangers off-season moves.

Gorton considered blowing up the Rangers but instead tweaked the squad, dealing Derick Brassard to the Senators for Mika Zibanejad as well as inking prized free agent Jimmy Vesey to a contract. "I get it," Gorton said about the call for a rebuild. "We had a pretty good run. We didn't win, obviously, what we wanted to do, but we had a good run. This group has done a lot together. They've won a lot of games and if you look at the amount of playoff games those guys have played, it's pretty impressive, right? So I think we as an organization feel more comfortable with some of the guys in the organization than maybe some other people do."
Sep 25 - 8:37 AM

Dan Girardi doesn't feel he needs to enter the season with a "chip on his shoulder."

"I think I know myself," Girardi said. "I can play well. I’m not really worried about what you guys have to say, no offense. I know I can play well and be a factor." That's not the same as him being content with how things have gone though. Girardi said back in April that he didn't feel that he had the best of seasons, but he believes he can step up. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is also upbeat about Girardi's chances of bouncing back after seeing him over the summer in skates and workouts.
Sep 24 - 6:35 AM

After a rough 2015-16 campaign, Rick Nash feels he needs to earn his spot with the Rangers during training camp.

"I can’t speak for (others) but I know for me, as I get to the tail-end of my career, and you see these young guys come in with high expectations, you just know you have to prove yourself," Nash said. "Especially after the year I had last year, I’m here at camp to show that I belong on this team. For me I truly feel that way. You look at the numbers and we have so many forwards and you know that there’s going to be big moves that are going to be made. For me, I want to be a Ranger, I want to be in New York, so that’s all I’m worried about." Nash had just 15 goals and 36 points in 60 contests last season. At the age of 32, he's not so old that a big bounce back campaign would be shocking, but it's not a safe bet.
Sep 24 - 6:29 AM

Oscar Lindberg remains on track to return in early November from hip surgery.

Lindberg underwent the procedure in May and the original timetable was six months. He had 13 goals and 28 points in 68 contests in 2015-16.
Sep 23 - 11:10 AM

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