Rangers 1st round pick, Kravtsov showing off tantalizing skills
The Rangers were extremely high on Vitali Kravtsov, selecting him 9th overall and passing on goal scorer, Oliver Wahlstrom. At the time, many fans were scratching their heads at the move, but the 18 year old has been showing off some of those impressive skills playing in the Governor’s Cup.
So far the kid has shown off a variety of skills in the tournament and his ability to get into the right position has been a plus.
#NYR prospect Vitali Kravtsov with another ? today!
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) August 15, 2018
Quick Hands and Nice Moves
The shootout is either hated or loved by fans, but it is a great showcase for a scorer’s skills. Here we can see that Kravtsov has the tools to score on breakaways.
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) August 14, 2018
The Kid Can Skate
Another strong suit that many have stressed is Kravtsov’s skating ability. Here you can see his ability to change gears. His skating is smooth and even better, it looks effortless.
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) July 29, 2018
Alex Nunn is one of the best when it comes to covering Rangers prospects overseas. Here’s what he tweeted after watching his last game.
Couple of real good outings for Kravtsov at the start of Governor’s Cup. Such a difficult kid to stop when he plays with confidence because of his awareness and ability to find those dangerous areas in opposition end. Puck-handling and shot are a given. #NYR
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) August 15, 2018
Editor’s Note: A similar post ran on Blueshirt Banter on 8/16