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New York Rangers Announce Traverse City Tournament Roster

The roster includes top prospects like Kaapo Kakko, Vitali Kravtsov, Adam Fox and Igor Shesterkin.

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The New York Rangers have released their roster for the Traverse City Tournament, and boy it is a doozy.

The roster is highlighted by top prospects such as Kaapo Kakko, Vitali Kravtsov, and Karl Henriksson upfront. Adam Fox, Joey Keane, Matthew Robertson, Tarmo Reunanen and Yegor Rykov will work on the back end, and Igor Shesterkin and Adam Huska will be between the pipes.

The roster also includes some lesser known players such as Nick Jones, Ryan Dmowski, Lewis Zerter-Gossage, and Patrick Newell who are are slated to start the season in Hartford.

There’s also Jake Elmer who the team signed as a free agent back in March, and players such as Kade Landry, a defender who just turned 20 and is coming off a season that saw him post 51 points in 66 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the OHL, and Anthony Salintiri, a forward who put up 88 points in 68 games as a 20-year-old last season with the Sarnia Sting and Oshawa Generals.

In total the roster includes 24 prospects (14 forwards, eight defensemen and two goalies), and on paper is one of the deepest rosters the team has had in years.

Full Roster

Player Jersey No. Position Height* Weight* Shoots/Catches DOB 2018-19 Team How Acquired
Player Jersey No. Position Height* Weight* Shoots/Catches DOB 2018-19 Team How Acquired
Dmowski, Ryan 58 Left Wing 6-0 218 Left 3/18/97 UMass-Lowell (NCAA) Signed by Hartford to an AHL contract
Elmer, Jake 63 Right Wing 6-1 190 Right 12/31/98 Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) Signed as a free agent on March 15, 2019
Fox, Adam 23 Defenseman 5-11 180 Right 2/17/98 Harvard University (NCAA) Acquired from Carolina on April 30, 2019
Getson, Keith 49 Center 5-11 195 Left 3/29/98 Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) Free Agent Invite
Gross, Nico 41 Defenseman 6-1 188 Left 1/26/00 Oshawa Generals (OHL) Drafted (4th Round/101st overall in 2018)
Henriksson, Karl 70 Center 5-9 176 Left 2/5/01 Frolunda J20 (SuperElit) Drafted (2nd Round/58th overall in 2019)
Huska, Adam 32 Goaltender 6-4 220 Left 5/12/97 University of Connecticut (NCAA) Drafted (7th Round/184th overall in 2015)
Jones, Nick 71 Center 5-11 190 Right 6/2/96 University of North Dakota (NCAA) Signed by Hartford to an AHL contract on March 20, 2019
Kakko, Kaapo 45 Right Wing 6-3 195 Left 2/13/01 TPS (Liiga) Drafted (1st Round/2nd overall in 2019)
Keane, Joey 82 Defenseman 6-0 181 Right 7/2/99 London Knights (OHL) Drafted (3rd Round/88th overall in 2018)
Kemp, Brett 62 Center 6-1 171 Right 3/23/00 Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) Free Agent Invite
Kravtsov, Vitali 74 Right Wing 6-3 183 Left 12/23/99 Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL) Drafted (1st Round/9th overall in 2018)
Landry, Kade 54 Defenseman 6-1 198 Left 5/3/99 Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) Free Agent Invite
Maser, Josh 73 Left Wing 6-2 207 Left 1/18/99 Prince George Cougars (WHL) Free Agent Invite
McBride, Shawn 96 Center 6-2 200 Left 8/23/95 American International College (NCAA) Signed by Hartford to an AHL contract
Milan, Cody 47 Center 6-1 188 Right 4/11/96 Michigan State University (NCAA) Free Agent Invite
Newell, Patrick 34 Center 5-10 170 Left 1/18/96 St. Cloud State University (NCAA) Signed as a free agent on March 30, 2019
Reunanen, Tarmo 51 Defenseman 6-0 188 Left 3/1/98 Lukko (Liiga) Drafted (4th Round/98th overall in 2016)
Robertson, Matthew 97 Defenseman 6-4 202 Left 3/9/01 Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) Drafted (2nd Round/49th overall in 2019)
Rykov, Yegor 57 Defenseman 6-2 225 Left 4/14/97 HC Sochi (KHL) Acquired from New Jersey on February 22, 2018
Salinitri, Anthony 86 Center 5-11 171 Left 3/5/98 Oshawa Generals (OHL) Free Agent Invite
Shesterkin, Igor 31 Goaltender 6-2 192 Left 12/30/95 SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) Drafted (4th Round/118th overall in 2014)
Skinner, Hunter 53 Defenseman 6-2 187 Right 4/29/01 Lincoln Stars (USHL) Drafted (4th Round/112th overall in 2019)
Zerter-Gossage, Lewis 87 Right Wing 6-2 195 Right 5/23/95 Harvard University (NCAA) Signed by Hartford to an AHL contract
* Note: Heights and Weights are prior to physicals done leading up to the Traverse City Tournament
New York Rangers

Per the team release:

The Blueshirts begin the tournament with a contest against Columbus on Friday, September 6 at 3:30 p.m. New York will face Dallas on Saturday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Minnesota on Monday, September 9 at 2:30 p.m. Following their three round-robin games, the Rangers will have a placement game against a team from the Gordie Howe Division on Tuesday, September 10.

Also from the release, here’s a history of players who appeared in the Traverse City Tournament and suited up for the Rangers during the same season

Players to Appear at Traverse City & Play for Rangers in Same Year

2006-07 Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky
2007-08 Brandon Dubinsky, Lauri Korpikoski, Marc Staal
2008-09 Artem Anisimov
2009-10 Michael Del Zotto, Chad Johnson
2010-11 Evgeny Grachev, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan
2011-12 Tim Erixon, Carl Hagelin
2013-14 Conor Allen, Jesper Fast
2014-15 Anthony Duclair, Kevin Hayes, Mackenzie Skapski
2015-16 Brady Skjei
2016-17 Pavel Buchnevich, Boo Nieves, Jimmy Vesey
2017-18 Lias Andersson, Alexandar Georgiev, Vinni Lettieri, Neal Pionk
2018-19 Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil, Tim Gettinger, Brett Howden, Ryan Lindgren

The tournament will get underway on Friday September 6, and it is going to be exciting to get a first look at some players who are key to the future success of the organization put on a Ranger sweater for the first time in a competitive environment.