We won’t be seeing some highly regarded Rangers prospects such as Brett Berard (Providence) , Eric Ciccolini (Michigan) Hank Kempf (Cornell), and Riley Hughes (Northeastern) who have already begun their collegiate seasons.
European 2021 picks who are not coming to the camp include Finnish left winger Kalle Väisänen and Czech right winger Jaroslav Chmelar. Picks from prior years include Swedish forwards Oliver Tärnström and Adam Edström along with Finnish forward Leevi Altonen. Swedish goalies Hugo Ollas and Olof Lindbom have started their seasons as well.
With so many European and collegiate players unavailable, it is one reason for the inclusion of Hartford forwards like O’Leary, Whalen and Sanchez and defensemen Berzolla and Giuttari. They need to have enough players to scrimmage and that’s why there are some unfamiliar names on the roster.
Posted 2021-09-15 8:36 AM (#780878 - in reply to #780836) Subject: RE: Development Camp Roster
The Rangers are going to try move either Trouba or Lundkvist after this year to make room for Schneider. I think they will ask Trouba to move his NMC. I see Lundkvist on left d on the PP one timing it from the point on passes from Fox. Fox doesn't have a great shot. Lundkvist does.
Posted 2021-09-15 2:34 PM (#780879 - in reply to #780836) Subject: Re: Development Camp Roster
The Rangers are going to need Cap space in the next few years, so guys like Kreider and Trouba are prime targets for moving, because they are in positions where the Rangers have prospective depth. It may not happen exactly the way we expect, but I am very hopeful on Schneider in particular. Lundkvist I think will be an interesting addition too, just the challenge is going to be finding enough time for both he and Fox on the right side...so I think that's going to be something to watch.
In terms of Kreider, I'm interested to see how Cuylle and Othmann go, not going to happen this year, but they seem logical solutions to helping meet cap space in the coming years from the wing position.
Posted 2021-09-15 4:39 PM (#780882 - in reply to #780836) Subject: Re: Development Camp Roster
The guy flying under the radar with Lunqvist, Schneider and Jones getting the attention. This is a big man moving like 5 year pro. Mathew Robertson. Think that’s as easy as he makes it look, try it sometime.
Posted 2021-09-18 5:30 PM (#780909 - in reply to #780836) Subject: Re: Development Camp Roster
All you will get out of these games is individuals flashing their particular talents and physical attributes. and there was a fair bit of both on display today. Cuylle, showed his strength, Lunqvist and Robertson very smooth, Jones heady, Skinner a strong guy, Schneider strong skater, some turnovers at center ice, Barron showed his strength and skating. All in all I thought the Rangers showed they got some talented kids in the hopper.