New York Rangers preseason schedule starts with rival Islanders

The New York Rangers will kickoff the 2022-23 preseason against the New York Islanders on Monday, September 26th at Madison Square Garden. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET.

Per the team’s press release, all six games will be televised on MSG Networks. The matchups are against Eastern Conference opponents with two games each versus the Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins.

Below is the complete schedule.

Monday, Sept. 26 (7:00 PM)   NYIMadison Square Garden
Tuesday, Sept. 27 (7:00 PM)BOSTD Garden
Thursday, Sept. 29 (7:00 PM)NJMadison Square Garden
Friday, Sept. 30 (7:00 PM)NJPrudential Center
Wednesday, Oct. 5 (7:00 PM)BOSMadison Square Garden
Saturday, Oct. 8 (7:00 PM)NYIUBS Arena
New York Rangers 2022-23 preseason schedule

New York Rangers release 2022-2023 preseason schedule

Mar 19, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA;New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) and goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31), center Barclay Goodrow (21) and left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrate with teammates as they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Blueshirts were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the Eastern Conference Final a little over two weeks ago.

Fans are about to realize how short the offseason can be after five years of not making the playoffs and then going on a deep run. In a little over a week from now, the NHL Draft will be upon us on July 7th and 8th in Montreal.

Currently the Blueshirts have four (possibly five) draft picks.

  • Round 2, 31st pick, 63rd overall
  • Round 4, 14th pick, 111th overall
  • Round 5, 30th pick, 159th overall
  • Round 6, 30th pick, 191st overall

That will be followed by the opening of free agency on July 13th, which usually has a big opening day but signings continue for several days after.

New York has several restricted and unrestricted free agents as follows:

  • Kaapo Kakko (RFA)
  • Alexandar Georgiev (RFA)
  • Libor Hajek (RFA)
  • Julien Gauthier (RFA)
  • Andrew Copp (UFA)
  • Ryan Strome (UFA)
  • Frank Vatrano (UFA)
  • Tyler Motte (UFA)
  • Kevin Rooney (UFA)
  • Justin Braun (UFA)
  • Greg McKegg (UFA)

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