And so it begins...
Today, the New York Rangers tweeted out their roster for the 2018 Training Camp. Let’s take a look at the group of men who will be working hard to impress new head coach David Quinn.
Lias Andersson, Matt Beleskey, Pavel Buchnevich, Bobby Butler*, Filip Chytil, Jesper Fast, Steven Fogarty, Gabriel Fontaine, Tim Gettinger, Ryan Gropp, Kevin Hayes, Peter Holland, Brett Howden, Chris Kreider, Dawson Leedahl, Vinni Lettieri, Michael Lindqvist, Cody McLeod, Ville Meskanen, Vladislav Namestnikov, Boo Nieves, Ty Ronning, Cole Schneider, Ryan Spooner, Jimmy Vesey, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
Chris Bigras, Fredrik Claesson, Brandon Crawley, Sean Day, Tony DeAngelo, John Gilmour, Nico Gross^, Libor Hajek, Joey Keane^, Ryan Lindgren, Adam McQuaid, Rob O’Gara, Vince Pedrie, Neal Pionk, Kevin Shattenkirk, Brady Skjei, Marc Staal
Jeremy Brodeur*, Alexandar Georgiev, Brandon Halverson, Henrik Lundqvist, Marek Mazanec, Chris Nell, Dustin Tokarski
*= camp invite
^= 2018 Draft Pick
So, there’s no huge surprises here, but it is worth noting that the Rangers didn’t invite any surprise PTOs. Bobby Butler, who played for Team USA at the Pyeongchang Olympics, was signed by the Wolf Pack back in June and is a training camp invite. Jeremy Brodeur, the son of New Jersey Devils icon Martin Brodeur, will also be at camp after participating at the Traverse City Tournament.
Note: if you’re curious about the players who have agreed to PTOs around the league, be sure to check out CapFriendly.com’s page on them here.
As training camp gets underway, we’ll have a lot of coverage on the key battles and story lines that you should keep an eye on.
What do you think will be the biggest training camp battle this year? Let us know in the comments.