Kakko and Kravtsov headline impressive lineup at Traverse City

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The Rangers announced their roster for the upcoming Traverse City prospects tournament, which begins on Friday, September 6th.

While Kravtsov and Kakko are the headliners for the Blueshirts, I’m really looking forward to seeing what Tarmo Reunanen can do. We’ve seen what he can do overseas, against Liiga competition, so it will be interesting to see how the offensive defenseman’s game translates to the smaller ice.

In addition, I want to see what Adam Huska looks like between the pipes. Huska spent the last two years at UConn before turning pro at the end of the AHL season, where he played in nine games for the Wolf Pack.

Two players that can surprise some people at the annual tournament are Jake Elmer and Patrick Newell. Newell was a Hobey Baker Trophy finalist last season after posting 47 points (21G, 26A) in 39 games for St. Cloud State University. Elmer, who was with Lethbridge of the WHL for the last two seasons, played alongside 2019 first-round pick Dylan Cozens. Now it’s time for Elmer to show what he can on the right-wing without the talented Cozens.

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