Last year’s development and prospect camps never came to fruition, a victim of the COVID pandemic that saw the 2019-20 season suspended, and a draft held out in October. Over a year later, and the normal fixture that occurs right after the NHL Draft has been moved out as a replacement for the Traverse City prospects tournament, and a prelude to the full camp that is set to begin in two weeks.
It’s also worth noting, that only one European-based player will attend, that being 2019 draft pick Karl Henriksson, who is set to return to Sweden to play out the year in his home country. The remaining 26 players are either North American, or were scheduled to play the season here.
Five players not under contract, or drafted by the Rangers will attend too, with four of them having seen some time with Hartford’s short season last year. Only Zach Berzolla, a defenseman who saw some time with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL last season, is outside the Rangers system.
Some players who made their debuts last year in New York will get some additional development support from the camp. Forwards Morgan Barron and Justin Richards both made saw their first NHL action last season, as did defensemen Tarmo Reunanen and Zac Jones.
There will also be plenty of eyes on Nils Lundkvist, Lauri Pajuniemi and Brennan Othmann as they each see their first Ranger camps, not to mention the likes of Jayden Grubbe, Ryder Korczak and Brody Lamb, all of whom were drafted over the Summer.
The 27 players are:
|C||Morgan Barron||6-2||201||New York (NHL)||2017|
|L||Will Cuylle||6-3||204||Hartford (AHL)||2020|
|C||Jayden Grubbe||6-2||200||Red Deer (WHL)||2021|
|C||Karl Henriksson||5-9||174||Frolunda U20 (SWE)||2019|
|R||Patrick Khodorenko||6-0||207||Hartford (AHL)||UFA|
|R||Ryder Korczak||5-11||175||Moose Jaw (WHL)||2021|
|R||Brody Lamb||6-1||165||Green Bay (USHL)||2021|
|L||Michael O’Leary||6-1||198||Hartford (AHL)||INV|
|L||Brennan Othmann||6-0||175||Olten (SUI2)||2021|
|R||Lauri Pajuniemi||6-0||183||TPS (FNL)||2018|
|C||Matthew Rempe||6-8||206||Seattle (WHL)||2020|
|C||Justin Richards||5-10||188||New York (NHL)||UFA|
|C||Austin Rueschhoff||6-7||2288||Hartford (AHL)||UFA|
|L||James Sanchez||6-2||198||Hartford (AHL)||INV|
|C||Evan Vierling||6-0||167||Barrie (OHL)||2020|
|R||Alex Whelan||6-0||210||Hartford (AHL)||INV|
|D||Zach Berzolla||6-2||200||Florida (ECHL)||INV|
|D||Zach Giuttari||6-2||190||Hartford (AHL)||INV|
|D||Zac Jones||5-10||176||New York (NHL)||2019|
|D||Nils Lundkvist||5-11||172||Lulea (SHL)||2018|
|D||Tarmo Reunanen||6-0||178||New York (NHL)||2016|
|D||Matthew Robertson||6-3||200||Edmonton Oil (WHL)||2019|
|D||Braden Schneider||6-2||202||Brandon (WHL)||2020|
|D||Hunter Skinner||6-2||176||Hartford (AHL)||2019|
|G||Talyn Boyko||6-7||196||Tri-cities (WHL)||2021|
|G||Dylan Garand||6-1||172||Kamloops (WHL)||2020|
|G||Tyler Wall||6-3||206||Hartford (AHL)||2016|