Today the New York Rangers announced the assignment of Adam Sykora, their top selection at the 2022 NHL Draft, to HK Nitra of the Slovak Extraliga.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have returned forward Adam Sykora to HK Nitra of the Slovak Extraliga.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 27, 2022
The 5’11” winger turned 18 earlier this month, and this assignment is one of the least surprising of training camp. Sykora dressed for the Rangers during their 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders, and logged 12:39 while recording two shots on goal. He also took a hooking penalty and a slashing penalty for good measure.
Sykora is a player with some solid upside, but he was never going to be an option this season. The Rangers need to utilize the preseason to get a look at players who could make it onto the roster, and trimming the camp list by one is a reasonable decision.
This year will be an important one for Sykora as he looks to take steps forward after being drafted, and he’s certainly a player fans will try to keep an eye on throughout the year.