Rangers Roundup: Zuccarello Charity Game and a Prospect Update
The dog days of summer are almost over (finally!) and training camp is just around the corner. While the current Rangers are finishing up their offseason, there is still plenty of action in the Blueshirts organization. Here is the latest in this edition of Rangers Roundup.
Zuccarello and Lundqvist Team Up For Charity Game
Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello has teamed up with his goaltender Henrik Lundqvist for a charity game next summer to benefit Right to Play. The game will feature teams from Norway and Sweden competing at Norway’s national soccer stadium, Ullevaal. The hope is for the game to sell out, which would mean 25,000 spectators.
— Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist30) August 24, 2017
For the last four years, Zuccarello has hosted his charity game in Stavanger. This year, he teamed up with teammates Kevin Hayes, Mika Zibanejad, and Brady Skjei, as well as former Rangers Carl Hagelin and Oscar Lindberg.
Rangers Prospects Starting In Europe
While the NHL season has yet to begin, the Blueshirts in the making have already begun their 2017-18 campaigns. The Champions Hockey League, which pulls all of the best teams in Europe into a year long competition, features several Rangers prospects, including Lias Andersson, Dominik Lakatoš, and Tarmo Reunanen.
Lias Andersson recorded two shots on goal and led Frolunda with two blocked shots in the first period in Frolunda's CHL game aginst Zurich.
— NY Rangers PR (@NYR_PR) August 24, 2017
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) August 24, 2017
At the U20 Four Nations Tournament, Rangers prospects Filip Chytil and Calle Själin are representing the Czech Republic and Sweden, respectively. Chytil has already scored a goal for his country, at the time of this post, and has looked good all summer long.
Filip Chytil scored a goal in the 1st period in CZE’s first game of the U20 Four Nations Tournament. CZE leads FIN 2-0 after 1 period. #NYR
— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) August 24, 2017
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