Rangers Roundup: Leadership Group Announced and Practice Report
Here are the latest rumblings around Rangerstown.
Rangers Leadership Group
The Blueshirts announced their leadership group for the upcoming season, as the team has selected to go with five alternate captains instead of having a captain and a handful of alternates.
#NYR will have five alternate Captains this season!
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 3, 2018
Of this group, Mika Zibanejad is the only player to have not worn the alternate’s “A” during the regular season. But with the team undergoing their rebuild, having a solid foundation of veterans will go a long way in helping the younger players.
#Rangers coach David Quinn said Mika Zibanejad and Mats Zuccarello will be alternate captains for home games and Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast will wear the "A'' for road games this season. D Marc Staal will be an alternate captain for all 82 games.
— Colin Stephenson (@ColinSNewsday) October 3, 2018
The Rangers held their final practice of training camp and it looks like fans will be happy to know that Cody McLeod appears to be the 13th forward for David Quinn’s squad. In addition, free-agent signing Fredrik Claesson and Tony DeAngelo skated as the extra defensemen.
— Brett Cyrgalis (@BrettCyrgalis) October 3, 2018