New York Rangers Blueshirt Beat, 8/1/17: Prospects Playing in the World Junior Summer Showcase
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: Lias Andersson poses for a portrait after being selected seventh overall by the New York Rangers during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

New York Rangers Prospects Tom Gettinger, Sean Day and Lias Andersson Played Sunday in the WJSS.

The Rangers fifth-round draft pick Tom Gettinger scored a goal and fellow Rangers prospect Sean Day had a shot on goal and was a plus-1 in Team USA Blue’s 4-1 victory over Finland on Sunday in the World Junior Summer Showcase.

Rangers first round pick Lias Andersson, playing for the Team Sweden,  was held scoreless against Team USA White in a loss on Sunday. Nickolai Bobrov, the organization’s director of European scouting, is in Michigan scouting the Rangers prospect throughout the tournament. His assessment of the prospects play can be read in the below tweet.

Hanks New Pads

As reported yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist unveiled his new goalie pads. They feature lady liberty on them.  The pads were manufactured by Lundqvist long time equipment supplier, Bauer.

Happy Birthday Dave Maloney

Happy Birthday to Captain Dave Maloney. Fellow broadcasting partner John Giannone posted a picture of him and Maloney golfing and broadcasting to share the important day.

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