For the past seven years, Rangers prospects have participated in the Traverse City Tournament. The annual event, held in Michigan, is one of the final tools the team has to evaluate its youngsters. On Tuesday, Glen Sather announced which Rangers will be participating in this year's tournament, as well as the schedule of games, which begins September 12.
From the release:
New York's roster features 23 prospects, including 2014 draft picks Brandon Halverson, Keegan Iverson, Ryan Mantha, Richard Nejezchleb, and Daniel Walcott. Six prospects on the roster played for one of the Rangers' minor league affiliates during the 2013-14 season, while eight also represented the Blueshirts during the 2013 Traverse City Prospects Tournament. Twenty players on the roster also participated in the Rangers' annual Prospect Development Camp during the first week of July, including 2013 draft picks Adam Tambellini, Pavel Buchnevich, Anthony Duclair, and Mackenzie Skapski. Four prospects - Buchnevich, Duclair, Halverson, and Iverson - participated in evaluation camps for their respective countries earlier this summer in advance of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Below is the list of players who will be attending the tournament, representing the Rangers:
(Forwards): Nathan Burns, Anthony Duclair, Ryan Haggerty, Keegan Iverson, Michael Kantor, Nickolas Latta, Paxton Leroux, Chris McCarthy, Bryan Moore, Richard Nejezchleb, Logan Nelson, Josh Nicholls, Michael St. Croix, Adam Tambellini
(Defensemen): Mat Bodie, Troy Donnay, Ryan Mantha, Sam Noreau, Dallas Valentine, Daniel Walcott, Petr Zamorsky
(Goaltenders): Brandon Halverson, Mackenzie Skapski
And here is the schedule the Rangers will play.
|Friday, September 12||7 pm||Dallas|
|Saturday, September 13||7 pm||Buffalo|
|Monday, September 15||7 pm||Carolina|
|Tuesday, September 16||TBD||TBD (round robin begins)|
UPDATE: Jim Cerny of Rangers.com confirmed that Buchnevich will not be attending Traverse City. With the KHL season beginning in early September, the prospect will not be available.