Rangers Roundup: Development Camp Day 3 schedule; Lundkvist ready; and more

What's on tap at Development Camp for Day 3.

By Forever Blueshirts
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Jun 22, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Nils Lundkvist puts on a team jersey after being selected as the number twenty-eight overall pick to the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers Development Camp rolls on as we enter Day 3. Goaltending workouts with Benoit Allaire will start today’s schedule, which will be followed up with a scrimmage.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Goalie Work…9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

On-Ice Scrimmage…10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Rangers Development Camp Day 3

Today’s scrimmage will see Group A versus Group B from yesterday’s practice sessions. Here’s a look at the groups:

Group A

Forwards: Will Cuylle, Morgan Barron, Lauri Pajuniemi, Brody Lamb, Karl Henriksson, Matt Rempe, Michael O’Leary, Alex Whelan

Defense: Matthew Robertson, Nils Lundkvist, Zach Berzolla, Zach Giuttari

Group B

Forwards: Brennan Othmann, Ryder Korczak, Austin Rueschhoff, Justin Richards, Evan Vierling, Patrick Khodorenko, Jayden Grubbe, James Sanchez

Defense: Zac Jones, Braden Schneider, Tarmo Reunanen, Hunter Skinner

Goaltenders Dylan Garand, Talyn Boyko, and Tyler Wall will rotate.

Nils Lundkvist on being ready for the challenge

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Nils Lundkvist (via NYPost/NYR)

Lundkvist, 21, was recognized as the SHL’s best Swedish born defenseman by winning the Salming Trophy in his final season with Lulea. He registered 32 points on the strength of 14 goals in 52 games this season. Those goals were the most from any defenseman 21 years or younger in SHL history.

The 2018 first round pick is now signed to his ELC and ready for what’s next.

“I am going to the best I can to improve (at camp) and show everyone the player I am,” Lundkvist said after Day 2 of Development Camp. “I feel like I’ve had a great couple of years back home in Sweden. It feels like I’m prepared for this and hopefully I can do my best. It’s not me that is going to decide if I’m ready.”

“I haven’t stressed,” he said about getting ready. “Getting older, getting more experience both on and off the ice I think has been good.”

Lundkvist is expected to make the team as the third RD and partner with newly signed Patrik Nemeth.

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