Rangers Assign Brennan Othmann to Hartford

Rangers Assign Brennan Othmann to Hartford
Sep 26, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Brennan Othmann (78) looks out during warmups before a game against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers announced Friday that winger Brennan Othmann was assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.

The 2021 first-round pick got a long look in the preseason by head coach Peter Laviolette and made the most of it. He registered two goals in five preseason games.

The decision to assign the 20-year-old to the AHL was not unexpected. With the team’s top-nine essentially set, giving Othmann top-line minutes with the Wolf Pack made more sense from a developmental standpoint than having him get 8 minutes a night on the fourth line.

The move leaves 24 players remaining on the training camp roster, including Will Cuylle. Teams must get to 23 players or fewer by Monday.