Reader Lowell B. just reminded me that any Rangers fan living out of the New York market can watch the Traverse City tourney on the NHL Network which will be using the Rangers feed.
Mitch Beck at Howlings has this preview of some of the top players participating in the Traverser City Prospects tournament which starts this Saturday...
- Ryan Bourque (F) – son of NHL Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, and third-round Ranger draft pick
- Tim Erixon (D) – son of long-time Ranger stalwart Jan Erixon, and first-round Calgary Flames draftee
- Carl Hagelin (F) – Swedish import saw playoff action with Whale, after finishing his college career at U. Michigan
- Blake Parlett (D) – Had 2-10-12 in 24 games with the Whale last year, after callup from Greenville of the ECHL
- Jason Missiaen (G) – Tallest goaltender in pro hockey, at 6-8, practiced with Whale last year after finishing his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season
- Andrew Yogan (F) – Notched 2-1-3 in two games with the Whale at the end of last season, out of the Ontario Hockey League
- Jyri Niemi (D) – Finnish import played 46 games with the Whale as a rookie last year
- Tommy Grant (F) – finished last season with Whale, at the end of his college year at U. Alaska-Anchorage
- Scott Stajcer (G) – Helped lead Ontario Hockey League's Owen Sound Attack to Canada's Memorial Cup tournament last year
- Jason Wilson (F) – fifth-round 2010 draft pick from the Ontario Hockey League
- Kale Kerbashian (F) – AHL contract signee out of the Ontario Hockey League
- Lee Baldwin (D) – split last season between the Whale and Greenville of the ECHL
- Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (F) – signed to an AHL contract after leading Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in playoff scoring
- Randy McNaught (F) – bruising 6-4, 217-pounder out of the Western Hockey League
All games wil be telecast on MSG. Here is the schedule...
Saturday, September 10 vs. St. Louis – 7:00 PM faceoff
Sunday, September 11 vs. Dallas – 6:00 PM faceoff
Tuesday, September 13 vs. Carolina – 3:30 PM faceoff
Wednesday, September 14 – Placement Game – Time TBD
...so pumped!!!!! To me not finishing in the top two would be a major disappointment.
What no preview of Thomas, McIlrath, and Miller? Those are actually the guys I am looking most forward to seeing, along with Erixon and Hagelin. I'm also curious to see Missiaen...6'8" is huge!! His butterfly probably has to be called a Mothra!
@gravey94 Yeah, no idea why they're not in there. Maybe because everyone knows them already?