New York Rangers trim roster by one; Justin Richards sent to Hartford Wolf Pack

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Jan 14, 2021; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers players huddle around the center ice logo as they prepare for the home opener against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have announced that Justin Richards is being assigned to the their AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.

This now brings the roster at camp down to 41 players.

New York Rangers Training Camp Roster update

The Rangers current Training Camp roster is as follows:

Forwards (23): Morgan Barron, Sammy Blais, Jonny Brodzinski, Filip Chytil, Will Cuylle, Julien Gauthier, Tim Gettinger, Barclay Goodrow, Anthony Greco, Dryden Hunt, Kaapo Kakko, Vitali Kravtsov, Chris Kreider, Alexis Lafreniere, Greg McKegg, Brennan Othmann, Lauri Pajuniemi, Artemi Panarin, Ryan Reaves, Ty Ronning, Kevin Rooney, Ryan Strome, Mika Zibanejad

Defensemen (13): Anthony Bitetto, Adam Fox, Mason Geertsen, Libor Hajek, Zac Jones, Ryan Lindgren, Nils Lundkvist, K’Andre Miller, Patrik Nemeth, Matthew Robertson, Braden Schneider, Jarred Tinordi, Jacob Trouba

Goaltenders (5): Alexandar Georgiev, Adam Huska, Keith Kinkaid, Igor Shesterkin, Tyler Wall

Justin Richards sent down

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Justin Richards (April 6, 2018 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

Justin Richards was an undrafted free agent signing out of college in 2020. In the Rangers win over the Bruins, he played a solid 14:58. The 23 year-old center is now on his way to the AHL where he scored 11 points in 20 contests last season.

Back in 2020, Richards gave us a rundown on why he chose the Rangers over other teams.

“They left it up to me to decide where I wanted to go, but they were there to guide me through a few of the things that I had to consider when making my decision,” he recalled. “When I told them where I wanted to go, they were so happy and excited for me and as a kid, that’s all I could’ve asked for.”

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