Rangers prospects Hunter Skinner and Matthew Robertson get junior camp invites

The Rangers prospect pool hasn’t been this deep and talented since…well ever. It may sound like hyperbole but I truly do not recall a time when the Rangers had this many good young players in their system. Yesterday, two recent draft picks were invited to their country’s respective junior camps.

Hunter Skinner invited to 2020 WJ Summer Showcase

The Rangers selected defenseman, Hunter Skinner in the 4th round of the 2019 draft. Prior to being drafted he decided to change his mind from playing in the NCAA to the OHL. “After I was drafted by the Rangers, I started thinking about my options, college or junior hockey,” Hunter began. “I felt the London Knights were the best option for me to grow, both as a player and a person, under Mark and Dale Hunter,” he told us recently.

Hunter Skinner (Getty Images)

In 62 games with the London Knights, Skinner scored 6 goals and 32 points with 51 penalty minutes. “I had a great year with bunch of great guys, it was overall just a professional organization and I cant wait to get back,” Hunter explained. “I learned a lot from Coach Hunter on trying to be consistent every game and play every game like its your last“.

Matthew Robertson invited to Canada’s Junior Team Camp

The Rangers selected the promising defenseman of the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings in the 2nd round of the 2019 draft. He is a strong skater whose hockey IQ is considered way above average. His skating and transition game makes his play anticipation and ability to control the puck a huge strong suit. Robertson has already got the Rangers believing he will one day start at the Garden as well.

Oddly enough, Hunter Skinner also told us that since being drafted two players he stays in touch with are Jake Elmer and Matthew Robertson. Seems fitting that both were invited to camps on the same day.

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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