Today is the official beginning of Phase 3, and the New York Rangers unveiled their roster. Camp will last approximately two and a half weeks, with the eventual final roster making its way to Toronto ahead of the start of Phase 4.
Outside the normal cast of characters who were on the roster prior to the season being paused, the Rangers added the following names to the mix:
- Vitali Kravtsov
- Vinni Lettieri
- Steven Fogarty
- Tim Gettinger
- Danny O’Regan
- K’Andre Miller (Only allowed to participate in training camp, ineligible for Phase 4)
- Brandon Crawley
- Libor Hajek
- Darren Raddysh
- Adam Huska
Overall the additional camp invites aren’t all that surprising. It will be nice to see Kravtsov get another look, and it would be exciting if he shows enough to be added to the mix for the play in round. I’d expect Lettieri to find his way into the mix as well, as he has been solid for the Wolf Pack.
Miller will be a fun addition as well, and while he’s ineligible for games this year, this camp can serve as a small benchmark of how he stands up to NHL competition. Hajek will also get another chance to prove himself, and it will be his first go-round with the Rangers since he was demoted after returning from a knee sprain in December.
Is there anyone you are excited about having in camp? Is there someone you feel could be a dark horse contributor? Let us know in the comments section.