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New York Rangers Prospect Lias Andersson Putting On A Show at World Junior Summer Showcase (Video)

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 23: Lias Andersson is interviewed 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 Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

New York Rangers prospect Lias Andersson continues to showcase his abilities, making his transition to the NHL all the more likely.

Lias Andersson looks to be showing the New York Rangers that he may be ready to play in New York this season. Andersson scored another goal, this time on the power play,  as Sweden took on Canada at the World Junior Summer Showcase.

Andersson, the Rangers first round pick this year, will attend training camp this September. The Rangers are in need of another center and should give him a serious look. Considering the way Andersson has performed at the Summer Showcase, the Rangers will have to give him quality games and ice time to see if he can step it up to the NHL level.

He has shown great speed and puck control along with a great hockey sense on the ice, two things that are needed when transitioning to the NHL level of play.


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