Rangers Roundup: Remembering Alexandar Karpotsev; and Blueshirts interested in UMASS captain Bobby Trivigno

Rangers eyeing another NCAA star.

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oApr 8, 2021; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; UMass Minutemen forward Bobby Trivigno (8) handles the puck during the first period in the semifinals of the 2021 Frozen Four NCAA hockey tournament against the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers’ prospects continue to head into town for the start of training camp.

Rookie camp begins on September 10 with this year’s first round pick Brennan Othmann in New York ready to show why he was selected. As other prospects prepare for the week ahead, Mollie Walker of the NY Post reports the Rangers looked into bringing in UMASS captain, Bobby Trivigno to camp.

Rangers interested in Bobby Trivigno

“Hearing UMASS captain Bobby Trivigno was supposed to attend NYR development camp, which begins Friday,” Walker noted. “Per NCAA rules, however, current players can’t miss school for NHL development camps. The Setauket, NY native and the Rangers continue to be linked.”

The 22 year-old forward is on the small side at 5-8 and 161 lbs, but plays with a lot of heart. Last season at UMASS he scored 34 points in 29 games.

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Apr 8, 2021; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; UMass Minutemen forward Bobby Trivigno (8) attempts a wrap around shot while Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs defenseman Louie Roehl (6) defends during overtime in the semifinals of the 2021 Frozen Four NCAA hockey tournament at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Drury has plenty of connections to hockey in Massachusetts, similar to his predecessor Jeff Gorton. It really shouldn’t be surprising the Rangers continue to look at places like UMASS, BC, and BU for talent.

Trivigno led UMASS to the Frozen Four Title and was named Most Outstanding Player.

Full profile at Elite Prospects.

Remembering Alexander Karpovtsev and Lokomotiv

Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the Lokomotiv plane crash that claimed the lives of almost everyone on board. 1994 Stanley Cup champion, Alexander Karpovtsev was one of those souls. He was just 41 years-old at the time and serving as the team’s assistant coach at the time.

“We were all sickened to see the loss of life in that tragedy when the plane went down, but he was a wonderful friend and family guy and a huge component of this team,” former Rangers goalie Mike Richter said. “There was only one Potsie. He had a great personality and just was who he was.” via NYPOST

He was not the only former member of the Blueshirts to pass in the accident. Karel Rachunek who played two seasons on Broadway and Jan Marek a former draft pick were also victims of the tragedy.

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