Promising Rangers prospect Karl Henriksson will remain in Sweden

The Frolunda Indians of the SHL have announced the signing of Karl Henriksson. The Rangers prospect was drafted last season in the 2nd round and at 19 years of age is really starting to open up some eyes. While the Rangers are have signed K’Andre Miller and soon to be Nils Lundkvist to ELC’s, they are playing it smart with Henriksson and allowing him more time to develop.

High Hopes for Henriksson

Henriksson is on the small side for centers at just 5’9″, but has shown flashes of excellent playmaking ability. It was a hectic summer last year for Henriksson with the Summer Showcase in Plymouth, MI, where he played in 5 games, followed by the Rangers Prospect Development camp. That’s where Henriksson got acquainted with the rest of the talent pool, including fellow Swedes Nils Lundkvist, Adam Edström and others like K’Andre Miller, Matthew Robertson and many more.

The young pivot was then added to the Traverse City tournament so the Rangers could give him an extended look. Henriksson was the first Europe-based player to participate in the Traverse City Tournament without signing an entry-level contract. It’s a sign that the front office has high hopes for Henriksson, who only 3 years ago played 2 sports at different age levels.

If you want to learn more, check out our exclusive interview with Henriksson from February here.

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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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