Rangers Roundup: Development Camp Day 4; Braden Schneider set goals; and top remaining UFAs
The New York Rangers Development Camp rolls on as we enter Day 4. Goaltending workouts with Benoit Allaire will start today’s schedule as it did yesterday.
All eyes will be on the top Blueshirts’ prospects with another scrimmage set for 12 PM ET.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Goalie Work…11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
On-Ice Scrimmage…12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Braden Schneider sets camp goals
“My one goal is to get better everyday,” Schneider said after the camp’s first scrimmage. “If I can take things day by day and see what I can do. If I can get a shot at the next level that’s great. Whatever happens I’m just looking to get better and progress my game everyday.”
Both GM Chris Drury and head coach Gerard Gallant were there to observe and saw Schneider deliver a big hit on fellow prospect Matthew Rempe. For some context, Rempe is a 6-8, 240 lbs center.
“I just want to show that I can play at the highest level,” Schneider, who comes in at 6-2, 210 lbs himself said. “I want to show what I got and show that I can play with the big boys.”
The 19 year-old plays a physical brand of hockey. He was highly regarded by former GM Jeff Gorton, who admitted he tried to trade up several times to draft him and was ultimately successful. After making a deal with the Calgary Flames, the Blueshirts chose him 19th overall in the 2020 Draft.
His new head coach also had him this summer at the World Championships where Team Canada won Gold.
“He’s an up and coming young player,” Gallant said about Schneider after winning Gold on SPUD FM. “He’s a big strong kid, but he’s only 19 years of age, so he’s just a young kid.”
The rugged defenseman with offensive upside has a future with the Rangers. This season, he’s likely destined to go join the Wolf Pack.
Top Remaining UFAs
Here’s a list of the best UFAs still on the market. From Tyler Bozak to Alex Galchenyuk, read more here.