New York Rangers Training Camp: Predicting which players will be invited

As the NHL and NHLPA continue to work towards a January 13th start, the expectation is that training camp for most teams will begin on January 1. Part of the buzz around a condensed camp of only around two weeks is limiting invites from 60 to about 35.

Here’s our first in a series of NYR Training Camp stories.

Confirmed 2020-21 New York Rangers Camp invites

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Kakko at camp (NYR Twitter)

The New York Rangers roster as listed on the team’s official website has 23 players. They are all expected to be there for the opening of training camps. Names in italics are on the bubble to make the big club.

At center (6): Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Strome, Filip Chytil, Brett Howden, Colin Blackwell and Kevin Rooney

On the wings (8): Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich, Kaapo Kakko, Alexis Lafreniere, Brendan Lemieux, Julien Gauthier, and Phil Di Giuseppe

On defense (7): Jacob Trouba, Tony DeAngelo, Ryan Lindgren, Adam Fox, Jack Johnson, Brendan Smith, and Anthony Bitetto

In goal (2): Igor Shesterkin and Alexandar Georgiev

Projecting the Rangers remaining camp invites

Based on all available information, here’s my projections for the additional 12 invites. Names in italics have the best chance of making the opening night roster.

  1. Libor Hajek (D)
  2. Tarmo Reunanen (D)
  3. K’Andre Miller (D)
  4. Brandon Crawley (D)
  5. Keith Kinkaid (G)
  6. Adam Huska (G)
  7. Morgan Barron (C)
  8. Anthony Greco (W)
  9. Jonny Brodzinski (C)
  10. Tim Gettinger (F)
  11. Patrick Khodorenko (C)
  12. Justin Richards (F)

Libor Hajek and Tarmo Reunanen are the two candidates on this list with a legit chance to make the team. Both players have been talked about on this website in recent days with Reunanen my favorite to make it.

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Two other notable players on this list are K’Andre Miller and Morgan Barron. Both are signed to ELC’s and their performance bonuses would make it harder for the Rangers to add them to an already loaded lineup with ELCs.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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