Rangers Call Up Vinni Lettieri
After Chris Kreider went down with an injury during the first period of last night’s game, the Rangers announced they have called up Vinni Lettieri from Hartford.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have recalled forward Vinni Lettieri from @WolfPackAHL.
Lettieri, 22, has skated in 31 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points. pic.twitter.com/74k2u0g0UU
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 28, 2017
Lettieri has been one of the better players for the Wolf Pack this season, registering 21 points (12G, 9A) in 31 games. The 22-year-old was one of the final players cut from training camp in September and he’ll be looking to earn some traction within the organization with this call-up.
The downside to the call-up, of course, is that it means Chris Kreider is likely out for an extended period of time. Kreider had put up 22 points (11G, 11A) in the 37 games he played this season but had only scored one goal since the start of December. Hopefully, Kreider’s injury isn’t too serious, and that he’s able to come back soon. In the meantime, Lettieri will get a couple of games, it seems, to show the NHL what he can do.