Rangers Roundup: Panarin back in town; 2021 1st round pick Othmann arrives for rookie camp; and NHL Rumors

Panarin in NYC!

By Forever Blueshirts
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Feb 14, 2020; Columbus, Ohio, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) takes a shot on goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The brightest star on Broadway put on an MVP-like performance in his first season in New York. Last season, amidst some controversy that forced Artemi Panarin to take a leave of absence, he still scored 58 points in 42 games.

Artemi Panarin back in town

As the Blueshirts start to prepare for the official opening of training camp, players are making their way back. Panarin has been posting pictures on his social media accounts showing he’s in New York.

The Rangers are coming out of a rebuild phase and the younger players look like they are taking the next steps forward. Last year it was Adam Fox, this season it could be Kaapo Kakko and Alexis Lafrenière. All this adds up to the 29 year-old Panarin benefitting on the scoresheet.

Other Rangers in Europe have yet to make their way back but are expected to travel soon in Mika Zibanejad and Kaapo Kakko.

Othmann arrives for rookie camp

Brennan Othmann
Brennan Othmann (OHL)

The Rangers rookie camp will open on Friday, September 10th.

Brennan Othmann, the Blueshirts 2021 first round selection posted a photo of Radio City Music Hall on his Instagram yesterday.

Othmann, 18, skated in 34 games with EHC Olten in the Swiss League this past season, registering seven goals and nine assists for 16 points, along with 64 penalty minutes. He was one of only 12 players (skaters and goaltenders included) in their U18 season or younger who played in the Swiss League in 2020-21, and he led all of those players in assists and points during the season. Othmann also recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in four playoff games with EHC Olten this past season.

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The 6-0, 175-pounder played with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) during the 2019-20 season, and he recorded 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) and a plus-three rating in 55 contests during the season. Othmann was named to the OHL’s First All-Rookie Team in 2019-20. He was selected by Flint in the first round, second overall, of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.

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