New York Rangers rookie camp roster plus schedule details
The New York Rangers rookie camp roster is missing defenseman Nils Lundkvist from it. While that could be by the team’s choice, it harkens back to his trade request from last year that became public on September 1 indicating he may not attend training camp.
“We did request a trade when Nils was sent down last year,” his agent Claude Lemieux told me. “We hope something can get done in the next few weeks.”
Lundkvist, 22, recorded 4 points in 25 NHL games during the 2021-22 campaign. He also has two years left on his entry-level contract at $925,000 which helps his value, but his chances to be moved before the season starts is 50/50 at best.
Rookie camp officially begins tomorrow (9/14) with regular camp soon to follow on September 21. There’s no word as of yet if Nils will attend or stay in Sweden until a trade is done.
Editor’s Note: There’s been some confusion on Nils Lundkvist’s eligibility for this article since he played 25 games. The language on the NHL site reads as follows:
To be eligible for the Calder Memorial Trophy, a player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding season nor in six or more games in each of any two preceding seasons in any major professional league. Beginning in 1990-91, a player must not have attained his 26th birthday by Sept. 15 of the season in which he is eligible.
New York Rangers rookie camp roster
A quick glance at the rookie camp roster looks like a potential lineup in 5 years. The Rangers have invited 13 forwards, 7 defenseman, and 3 goalies this season and we should see them all in action against the Flyers rookies later this week.
The forward group is led by Brennan Othmann, who is widely considered the organization’s top prospect after being selected 16th overall in 2021. He just completed Flint Firebirds camp and is set on trying to make the Rangers
“I want to keep the pace of play up,” Othmann said. “Keeping that confidence from this camp to Rangers camp is going to be huge.”
Othmann is followed by Will Cuylle and Adam Sykora, both second round picks in the 2020 and 2022 drafts respectively. Other notable names to watch are Adam Edstrom, Bobby Trivigno, and Ryder Korczak.
On defense, Zac Jones is a name that stands out. I didn’t expect to see the third round pick from 2019 on the roster but he’s been in the area training for his big opportunity. He will be competing with Matthew Robertson, a 2019 second round selection for the third left defense spot at camp. Another interesting player to watch on the blue-line is Louka Henault, a teammate of Cuylle’s on the Windsor Spitfires.
“Zac has been thrilled with his first two pro stints with the organization,” his agent Shawn Hunwick told Forever Blueshirts. “Zac is already back in New York preparing for the season with a small group of players.”
In goal, Dylan Garand is the one to watch. The fourth round choice in 2020 is fresh off an undefeated World Junior Championship to win Gold and is showing promise. He will split time with Talyn Boyko (4th rd 2021) and Olof Lindbom (2nd rd 2018).
Below is the full New York Rangers 2022-23 Rookie Camp Roster.
New York Rangers rookie camp schedule
Here is the full schedule for the Rangers rookie camp:
- Wednesday, September 14 – Practice – 12:00 PM (MSG Training Center)
- Thursday, September 15 – Practice – 12:15 PM (MSG Training Center)
- Friday, September 16 – Rookie Game at Flyers – 7:00 PM (PPL Center in Allentown, PA)
- Saturday, September 17 – Rookie Game at Flyers – 5:00 PM (PPL Center in Allentown, PA)
- Monday, September 19 – On-ice testing – 12-3:00 PM (MSG Training Center)
- Tuesday, September 20 – Practice – 12:15 PM (MSG Training Center)
For more information on the Rangers vs Flyers rookie games check here.
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