Rangers Roundup: Prospect Development Camp, and Libor Hajek not qualified

The New York Rangers announced their annual Prospect Camp on Friday afternoon.

Per the team’s press release it will begin this Sunday (7/2) and run through Wednesday (7/5) at the MSG Training Center in Tarrytown.

The camp schedule is as follows:

Sunday, July 2

Group 1: 9:30 AM-10:55 AM

Group 2: 11:20 AM-12:45 PM

Monday, July 3

Group 1: 9:00 AM-10:15 AM

Group 2: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM

Tuesday, July 4

Group 2: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Group 1: 10:45 AM-11:45 AM

Wednesday, July 5

10:00 AM-11:30 AM (Scrimmage)

New York Rangers Prospect Development Camp

Chris Drury Gabriel Perreault
Jun 28, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; New York Rangers draft pick Gabriel Perreault stands with GM Chris Drury and Rangers staff after being selected with the twenty third pick in round one of the 2023 NHL Draft at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The invites to camp include Rangers top prospects Brennan Othmann, Adam Sykora, and Bryce McConnell-Barker. In addition, all five 2023 draft picks will be there as well.

Forwards: Gabriel Perreault, Adam Sykora, Noah Laba, Zakary Karpa, Brody Lamb, Bryce McConnell-Barker, Jaroslav Chmelar, Dylan Roobroeck, Ty Henricks, Oliver Tarnstrom, Nate Lewis, Luke McNamara, Brett Berard, Brennan Othmann, Max McCue, Ryder Korczak, Sahil Panwar, Maxim Barbashev, Sean Chisholm, Kalle Vaisanen

Defense: Drew Fortescuse, Ramsus Larsson, Ryan Siedem, Zach Bookman, James Petrovski, Ryan McCleary, Victor Mancini, Matthew Basgall, Hank Kempf, Joe Arntsen, Luke Krys, Damien Carfagna

Goalies: Talyn Boyko, Olof Lindbom, Stephen Peck, Hugo Ollas

Libor Hajek not qualified

The Libor Hajek saga has come to an end. Per NY Post’s Larry Brooks, the Rangers have opted not to tender him a qualifying offer and making him a UFA for July 1.

The 25 year-old defenseman played in 16 games this past season with one goal and no assists. For his NHL career, he’s recorded 12 points in 110 games all with the Rangers.

Last summer, he signed for one-year worth $800,000. It’s obvious the Rangers do not see a future for Hajek, who was part of the blockbuster deal with that sent Ryan McDonagh to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2018.